Justin Gaethje rips off Michael Bisping over Leon Edwards’ ‘biased’ UFC 286 main event suspension
London – Justin Gaethje Unhappy not only with how the main event UFC 286 It was judged, but also by the way it was called on the broadcast.
The interim UFC lightweight champion thought his friend and teammate Kamaru Usman had done enough to beat British champ Leon Edwards in their three-way bout for the welterweight title on Saturday at The O2 in London.
Despite disagreeing with Edwards’ majority decision, Gaethje (24-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) said he understands his bias – but also believes it was Michael Bisping himself who called the fight alongside Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier.
“I thought (Othman) won the fight,” Gaethje told reporters in his post-fight press conference at UFC 286. “But I’m probably as biased as the judges are. (I’m) definitely not as biased as Michael Bisping. He shouldn’t be (anywhere) near a microphone during that fight. Yeah, that sucks.”
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Gaethje wouldn’t say if he thinks the UFC should ban commentators from working an event where a friend or colleague is fighting, but he hasn’t been shy about his thoughts on Bisping’s work.
“It’s not my call,” Gaethje said. “I just thought it was very unprofessional (from Bisping).”
Gaethje Pick up the majority decision over Rafael Fizeev In the co-main event at UFC 286 to return to the win column after losing by submission in a lightweight fight against Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 in Phoenix. He is 34 years old Hoping to get a rematch with Oliveira or Dustin Poirier.
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