Former referee John McCarthy thinks Jason Herzog built the proper conclusion to take a level from Deiveson Figueiredo in the UFC 256 headliner.
This past Saturday’s struggle amongst flyweight champion Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) and Brandon Moreno was ruled a greater part draw. The point deduction by Herzog was a deciding issue.
A whole lot was produced of Herzog’s conclusion to consider a point from Figueiredo, who was penalized soon after striking Moreno (18-5-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC) with a low blow that experienced him visibly hurt and coughing. Figueiredo was issued no prior warning, but McCarthy discussed the affect of the blow has to component in.
“That level deduction is definitely the way it’s intended to be accomplished,” McCarthy reported on his “Weighing In podcast.” “A whole lot of folks say, ‘That was the initial groin strike.’ It doesn’t matter. Did it change Brandon Moreno and make it to wherever Figueiredo basically had an gain primarily based upon a foul? Yeah. You want to get kicked in the nuts? We’ll give you a place.
“It sucks, and so when he can take the stage, what he’s executing is he’s making an attempt to even that taking part in industry back again out. Figueiredo has acquired an edge doing something that was illegal. I’m heading to attempt evening it out. My only way of evening this out in this predicament is to just take a position. It’s what he did, and it was the appropriate simply call.”
Just one decide scored the struggle in favor of Figueiredo. The other two judges scored the struggle a draw. Figueiredo retained the title, but the pair, who put on a “Fight of the Year” contender, are envisioned to rematch at some stage subsequent calendar year.