UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Bellator featherweight AJ Agazarm currently had a reputation as a hothead going into his Friday night struggle with Cris Lencioni. His actions pursuing his unanimous determination loss on the undercard of Bellator 243 did nothing to modify the notion.
Agazarm (3-2 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) lost on scores of 30-27, 30-26, and 29-28. Then he received into an argument with Lencioni (7-2 MMA, 4-2 BMMA), with whom he had heated again-and-forth exchanges all 7 days, which ended with Agazarm flipping off his opponent in the center of the cage.
Upon heading backstage at Mohegan Sunshine Arena, Agazarm was greeted by Mohegan Tribal Department of Athletic Regulation president Mike Mazzulli, who informed him he did not respect Agazarm’s actions following the struggle.
Agazarm then insisted on possessing a media scrum, even although Bellator experienced only been giving the flooring to the evening’s winners. Bellator PR was caught off guard and instructed Agazarm several times he was not demanded or predicted to talk to the media, but he took the mic anyway.
There, Agazarm went in advance and leveled costs of bias against judge Douglas Crosby.
“The 1st detail that I observed is that there was a choose that should not have been there, judging the fight,” Agazarm claimed. “Douglas Crosby, he’s had relationships with me, he’s experienced interactions with my opponent, he’s certainly not neutral. I never know what enterprise he had becoming on the side and judging that battle. That must be immediately examined and the fight ought to be a draw.”
Crosby scored the bout 29-28, creating him the only decide to give Agazarm a round. Mike Murtha had the 30-26 card and Dave Tirelli 30-27.
“I do not know what there method is, I never know how that works, but all I know is there is a decide that need to not have been in that corner,” Agazarm continued. “He appreciates that. He’s a tenured choose. He’s had several years of a connection with myself, my opponent, the coach of my opponent. What was he undertaking judging that battle? It ought to be promptly pulled.”
Agazarm also built it apparent he’s not about to permit go of the terrible blood with Lencioni. Agazarm appeared to headbutt Lencioni early in the combat, but later on, Agazarm claimed Lencioni induced an accidental clash of heads.
“He talked about a controversial headbutt, he lifted me up and slammed my head, it was an unintentional, and it made him acquire handle of the very first and second rounds.”
MMA Junkie arrived at out to Mazzulli for remark on Agazarm’s accusations and did not get an rapid reply.