The UFC Screwed Up A Decision Announcement And The Internet Went Bonkers

11.13.16 3 weeks ago

In the co-main event of UFC 205 in New York, UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley fought Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson to a spirited, competitive and rare majority draw. In laymen’s terms, Woodley won round 1, and dominated round 4 enough to be awarded a 10-8 while Wonderboy won the remaining three rounds, resulting in a bit of scorecard wonkiness and a bit of a math puzzle for everybody involved in the decision.

The decision was even delayed, as Buffer had to step out of the octagon to check with the New York state athletic commission about the scores.

Eventually when the scores were announced — two 47-47 cards and 48-47 card for Woodley — UFC announce Bruce Buffer declared Woodley a decision victor. Except, that’s not exactly right, as people like former Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight champion pointed out, those score cards would be a majority draw, still resulting in Woodley keeping the belt.

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