Bruce Buffer Addresses Confusion After Woodley-Thompson Bout

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The co-main event of last weekend’s (Nov. 12, 2016) historic UFC 205 event from New York City turned out to be an instant classic, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson went back-and-forth for five rounds with Woodley’s welterweight title hanging in the balance. There was, however, some confusion after the bout.

Longtime UFC announcer Bruce Buffer, a man who very rarely if ever makes mistakes, announced the decision as a split-decision victory for “The Chosen One” when it was actually a draw. Woodley retained his title either way, but Buffer recently explained the situation in an interview with TMZ Sports:

“I’m the messenger. I don’t add up the scores, I don’t do that,” Buffer said. “But, at the same time, I actually learn more so than ever, if there was a question, I’m gonna bring it up at that point.”

Continuing on, “The Veteran Voice of The Octagon” admitted that he felt bad about the mistake, also thanking God that he didn’t announce “Wonderboy” as the winner:

“Thank God I didn’t announce Stephen Thompson as the winner, that would’ve been kind of a Steve Harvey moment.”

After the event, UFC President Dana said that a rematch between Woodley and Thompson would likely take place next, although a timetable for that match has yet to be determined.

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