UFC President Dana White responded to the controversial outcome of the UFC 259 bantamweight title match between Petruyan and Aljamain Sterling.
Yang nailed Sterling to his head while standing on the ground with his illegal knees, and Sterling was unable to continue the contest. At the time of the foul, Yang was slightly ahead on the scorecardSterling is now in the belt because referee Mark Smith disqualified Yang for thinking that an illegal knee had been deliberately done. This was a very controversial moment as I first saw the title change through the DQ in the UFC.Following the event, White spoke Reporter About the battle.
“Yeah, that’s terrible,” White said about how the fight ended. “It was a good fight. That is, it was a fight that everyone was excited about tonight, and everyone knew it would be better, and yeah, that’s a bad thing.”
The UFC president confirmed that at this point it seemed like a natural conclusion. It is repelling Yang and Sterling later this year. White said Sterling had been cleared by local health authorities and the promotion wanted to book a rematch soon.
“Yes, as soon as possible. Arjo went to the hospital and he was cleared. He has no problems,” White said.
Both Sterling and Yang had moments of battle, but it seems that Yang had an edge towards a later round and was in the process of claiming a decision before the illegal knees occurred. Based on the rules, Yang lost the battle and lost his belt. However, it’s hard for many fans to digest when they see the title change based on how such a battle went on.
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