UFC President does not believe Alex Volkanosvski beat Max Holloway at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was extremely close, there is no doubt about that.
Two of the Judges scored the fight for Volkanovski, giving the Aussie the split decision victory (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).
“Listen man, you can’t leave it to these guys, we got some bad judging,” White said in the post-fight press conference when asked who he thought won the fight.
“We got some bad judging and I’m sure Max (Holloway) is devastated.”
White then proceeded to ask the media if any of them believed that Volkanovski won the fight.
Volkanovski clearly lost the first two rounds, getting dropped in both of them but quickly bouncing back up.
Volkanovski went back to his corner at the end of the second round clearly frustrated, but made the adjustments required to steal the final three rounds in two of the judges’ eyes.
— Fight News Australia (@fightnewsaus) July 12, 2020
Volkanovski rallied back in the last three rounds, showing the determination that led him to becoming Australia’s second ever UFC champion.
Volkanovski admitted in the post-fight press conference he took a couple of rounds before he ‘woke up.’
“I gave him the first two rounds, and I took the last three,” Volkanovski said in the post-fight press conference.
“It was a hard job, but I beat the best featherweight of all time twice. I beat him back-to-back, finished that chapter, onto the next.”
The win was Volkanovski’s first defence of his UFC featherweight title after beating Holloway for the belt in December of last year.
The first fight was a decisive victory for Volkanovski, with the second evidently being much closer.
The win keeps Volkanovski’s UFC record a perfect 9-0 and 22-1 overall.