UFC 167: White Blasts Nevada Commission After Controversial GSP Win
By FCF Staff
Although Georges St. Pierre was bruised and bloodied by Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last night, the renowned fighter retained the welterweight championship with a split decision win. The bout’s scoring understandably didn’t sit well with the challenger Hendricks, but it clearly bothered UFC President Dana White as well.
Speaking on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show, here is some of what White had to say about the thrilling main event and how it was scored.
“Johny Hendricks won. I only gave Georges St-Pierre the third round. Nevada is a very scary place. This is the worse commission on the planet. I’m afraid to bring fights to Las Vegas. This is the thing that makes people not like fights. I’m still so blown away by it. Georges knew he lost. His corner knew he lost. Hendricks knew he won. These people are despicably horrible. This city is scary.”
And when asked if the scoring system is at the root of the problem, the outspoken White said:
“No. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has a lot of work to do before they destroy this sport. If you look at a promoter like me, GSP is the biggest money making guy on the planet, but I want to guy who won the fight to win the fight. It’s about what’s fair.”
Although White also cited the damage St. Pierre received as a reason why Hendricks was robbed of the win, the judge’s score cards reflect that round one determined the victor. All three judges agreed that St. Pierre won rounds three and five, and that Hendricks took two and four. Two of the judges, however, gave St. Pierre the extremely competitive opening frame.
UFC 167 was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.