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Twitter rages over Jon Jones’ controversial win over Dominick Reyes

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Jon Jones defended his UFC light heavyweight title with a victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. The fight took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The judges scored the fight 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 in favour of Jon Jones. It was the scorecard of the third judge which was controversial. Joe Solis who was the third judge scored the fight 49-46. He had Jones winning four of the five rounds.

Jon Jones twitter, Dominick Reyes

This came as a shock to MMA fans who saw the fight quite differently. Reyes had Jones in trouble early in the fight. He dominated the first three rounds with his superior stand-up game not allowing Jones to take him down.

Joe Rogan on the Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes scorecard

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was extremely mad at the decision of Joe Solis. He went off at the judges during the UFC 247 live broadcast.

“I can’t argue about this enough,” Rogan said. “I can’t get angry enough. I’ve done it so many times. For anyone to think that was 4-1 Jon Jones, that person’s insane.

“They’re insane. Dominick Reyes put on a hell of a fight tonight. And to disrespect that performance by that kind of judging is insane.”

Dana White on the judging at UFC 247

UFC president Dana White also spoke about the atrocious judging at UFC 247. He said that the reason for this was because of the inexperience of the Nevada State Athletic Commissions.

It’s true in some sense as well. Texas rarely gets big fights as the majority of them end up in Las Vegas or California.

One of the problems with Texas is that these guys don’t have a lot of big fight experience. Mark Rattner and Hunter Campbell need to work with the Texas Athletic Commission to, you know, try and make these things better.

You know, they have to realize that what they take away from these guys, when they put people in there that let’s just say don’t have the experience or maybe even the knowledge, to be a part of these big fights.

If you make it into the UFC, you don’t even have to be at the Jon Jones or Dominick Reyes level of the fight. The first prelim of the night. These kids finally made it to the UFC and a lot is at stake. You cannot put the wrong people in these fights. Even with some of the reffing tonight. You know, it is one of these things that we are always going to battle.” Dana White told Aaron Bronsteter of TSN. (H/T – BJPenn.com)

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the decision.

https://twitter.com/icamerongrant/status/1226426460853850113?s=20

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