UFC on FX 2 Post-Fight Press Conference: Controversy ExplainedPosted on March 3, 2012, 05:38 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC on FX 2 post-fight press conference took place last night in Sydney, Australia, fresh off the controversial outcome of the fight between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson, and Martin Kampmann's victory over Thiago Alves in the main event of the night.
UFC President Dana White announced that the McCall-Johnson has been overturned into a majority draw, after scoring error from one of the judges. New South Wales commissioner Craig Waller explained the error, and took full responsibility by apologizing to the fans and the media:
"It was a bit of an unfortunate situation. I'll take the full responsibility for the error that was incurred. The result was misread on one of the scorecards, and then put on the television sheet (Editor's note: I really couldn't understand the accent in that part). The fight should've been a majority draw, we should've gone to that fourth round. I sincerely apologize to Dana, the fighters, and every single fan of the UFC."
The rematch between McCall and Johnson is expected to take place "when both fighters are ready", but it is unlikely that the 125'ers would like to have a long layoff before squaring off for the second time inside the Octagon. The "sudden death" fourth round is an option also for the rematch, which could easily take place on one of the UFC's upcoming Pay-Per-View cards.
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