Joe Rogan Questions the Integrity of Makhachev/Volkanovski Fight Judging

Joe Rogan weighs in on Makhachev vs Volkanovski UFC 284 bout.

Joe Rogan Reacts Ufc 284
Joe Rogan Reacts Ufc 284 - Image via @JordanEllisUK Twitter

The results of the UFC 284 main event in Perth sent shockwaves throughout the MMA community when Islam Makhachev was declared the winner over Alexander Volkanovski by unanimous decision. The highly-anticipated bout between the two fighters was a grueling five-round battle, leaving the spectators and commentator Joe Rogan on the edge of their seats.

Makhachev’s victory over Volkanovski at UFC 284 is expected to propel him to the top of the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings, cementing his position as the latest Dagestani fighter to be recognized as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.

The outcome of the fight between Makhachev and Volkanovski at UFC 284 sparked division among fans and commentators, with some claiming that Volkanovski had performed sufficiently to secure a win on the judges’ scorecards. Despite the close and fiercely contested nature of the bout, commentator Joe Rogan believed that Volkanovski was unjustly denied victory.

Joe Rogan Blasts Makhachev’s Victory Over Volkanovski

On a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the UFC commentator passionately expressed his dissent with the official scorecards from UFC 284. During the fight companion segment, Rogan articulated his stance on the controversial decision.

“Oh my God, look at (Islam) Makahchev, he realises now,” Joe Rogan said. “He realises now, he just f*cking lost – 100 percent. Let’s hear it [the decision]. 48-47. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. We were just – we were convinced – we might have been biased. We might have to watch it. I don’t know, I don’t think so. Let’s see what the online people think, because in my eyes, I thought it was 3-2 (to Alexander Volkanovski). Oh my God. This sucks. Listen to the crowd.” 

The intense bout between Makhachev and Volkanovski at UFC 284 sparked debate among fans, as some rounds could be interpreted as having gone either way.

Quotes via LowKickMMA

Published on February 12, 2023 at 6:32 pm
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