If you didn’t see Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 last night, let us break it down for you: Ross Pearson hit Diego Sanchez in the face repeatedly far more than Diego Sanchez hit him. But when the decision was announced, it was Sanchez’s hand that was raised. Worst decision in MMA? Yeah probably. And we’re not alone in thinking that.
The Telegraph reports that Pearson and his head coach Eric Del Fierro officially filed a complaint with the New Mexico Athletic Commission after the fight. It almost definitely won’t be overturned, however. Once home cooking has been scarfed down, it’s not likely to be thrown back up (unless it’s a quail egg). Dana White hasn’t issued any kind of rant (or incredulous defense of) the decision. He’ll probably just ignore it.
Pearson was coming off a no contest via illegal knee against Melvin Guillard back in late October. Prior to that he had beaten Ryan Couture and George Sotiropoulos. With the questionable bullshit split decision win, Sanchez snaps a two-fight losing streak.
We’ll post any updates as we get them. Until then, try to make the most of what’s left of the weekend, Potato Nation.