UFC on FOX 23: Jorge Masvidal Says he Scored “Double Knockout” Against Donald Cerrone
By FCF Staff
Jorge Masvidal took out Donald Cerrone in impressive fashion at UFC on FOX 23, but the welterweight contender believes the bout shouldn’t have continued on into the second round.
Masvidal floored Cerrone late in round one, and as he continued to punish the latter with punches, it looked like referee Herb Dean was stopping the bout. But, a moment later, the final horn sounded and Dean indicated he had not stopped the bout.
Masvidal proceeded to finish Cerrone with punches not long into round two, and after the fight, he had this to say about the final moments of round one (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I wasn’t confused at all,” Masvidal said. “Herb Dean pulled me back. Then I heard the bell. … You can see on TV the bell sounds, and he pulls me right after. I’m not complaining. I’ll take the double knockout. Not a lot of people get those in a night.”
The 32 year-old, who has won three straight fights, also relayed in the post-fight presser that he wants big fights next. Masvidal reportedly believes that he hasn’t been presented “key matchups”, like the Cerrone fight, until now.