Doo-Ho Choi’s Head Friend’s Point Deduction Controversy, UFC President Dana White “Crazy thing… a match that Doo-Ho Choi won”
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“Absolutely not. It was crazy. This is a match that Doo-Ho Choi won.”
UFC President Dana White directly opened up about Doo-Ho Choi’s ‘head butting’ controversy.
On the 5th (Korean time), the ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak’ was held at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. A large number of Korean UFC fighters such as Jung Da-un, Choi Doo-ho, and Park Jun-yong participated in the event, thrilling domestic fans.
The event also saw the ‘Road to UFC’ final, where the official UFC contract took place. As a result of the competition, ‘Korean Tiger’ Lee Jung-young (27, Strong Gym) won the featherweight division and Park Hyeon-seong (27, Kim Kyung-pyo Jim) won the flyweight division and won a ticket to the UFC.
Also, in the middleweight category, Park Jun-yong won three thrilling victories in a row, and light heavyweight Jung Da-un lost by unanimous decision. Women’s flyweight Jiyeon Kim had the misfortune of canceling her bout shortly before her opponent’s health problems.
The hot topic of the day was the return match of ‘Korean Superboy’ Choi Doo-ho after 3 years and 2 months. Choi Doo-ho displayed improved stamina and skillful game management under the support of ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan-sung Jeong.
Choi Doo-ho played a long match against Kyle Nelson (31, Canada) until the third round without rushing to finish. Choi Doo-ho dominated the batting, and it was a match that he almost won.
The problem was in the third round. While Choi Doo-ho and Kyle Nelson were fighting on the ground, the referee suddenly ordered a stop. Dooho Choi bumped Nelson and his head slightly while grappling at a top position.
According to the unified rules of MMA in the United States, points could be deducted for a ‘head butt (holding the opponent’s head and headbutting)’ foul at the referee’s discretion. Unfortunately, head butting was recognized, and a controversial 1-point deduction was given to Choi Doo-ho.
Due to this, Choi Doo-ho recorded a major draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) with Kyle Nelson. It was a great regret as he could not decorate his comeback after 3 years and 2 months with a victory. 스포츠토토
Fans were also outraged by the controversial head butting decision. “I didn’t bump my head on purpose,” “It’s a disappointing decision,” “Choi Doo-ho won, no matter who sees it,” and so on.
At the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White directly expressed his opinion on the deduction.
When asked, “Was the deduction for Choi Doo-ho’s head butting appropriate?”, he replied, “Absolutely not. It was crazy.” “Because of that, Choi Doo-ho missed the victory. It is a game that Choi Doo-ho won,” he said, “so he gave him a victory allowance.”
“Absolutely not. It was crazy. This is a match that Doo-Ho Choi won.” UFC President Dana White directly opened up about Doo-Ho Choi’s ‘head butting’ controversy. On the 5th (Korean time), the ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak’ was held at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. A large number of Korean UFC fighters…