Kendra Lust has shown support for Josh Emmett after his disappointing loss at UFC 284.
Emmett scratched and clawed his way to a interim featherweight title shot against Yair Rodriguez on February 11. Unfortunately for him, Rodriguez performed better than ever before, leading to an impressive second-round submission. ‘CC0’ reacted to the loss on Twitter by saying:
“Thank you to EVERYONE who has been a part of my Journey! Wasn’t the outcome we worked for but It’ll motivate me to come back stronger! Head held high, on to the next one!”
Those that have followed Emmett’s career know he endured a long journey to his championship opportunity. Although Rodriguez deserves praise and admiration, ‘CC0’ should be appreciated for his efforts. Lust provided her sympathy by saying this:
“You will be back.”
Regardless of the kind words, Emmett suffered a major setback in his fighting career. The 37-year-old has compiled several brutal injuries that could make it hard for him to reach another title shot. With that said, the American featherweight doesn’t shy away from challenges and seems motivated to bounce back.
Kendra Lust believes the MMA scoring criteria needs to be changed
After Yair Rodriguez defeated Josh Emmett, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev followed with a thrilling fight in the UFC 284 main event. Makhachev emerged victorious by unanimous decision, but there was some controversy over the result. UFC commentator Jon Anik reacted to the lightweight championship result by saying:
“Not usually a proponent of watching a fight back for purposes of scoring or re-scoring it but that is what I’m doing this morning. I thought Islam Makhachev won 48-47 whilst watching live, but of course I got a lot of sh*t going on. Close fight either way; want to see it again…”
Kendra Lust responded to Anik’s post on Twitter by saying:
“I think scoring has to change .. laying on the ground holding opponent down and doing nothing more not even trying to improve position .. and doing no damage should not be rewarded for winning a round just my opinion.”
I think scoring has to change .. laying on the ground holding opponent down and doing nothing more not even trying to improve position .. and doing no damage should not be rewarded for winning a round just my opinion.
— Kendra Lust™ (@KendraLust) February 14, 2023
The Volkanovski vs. Makhachev matchup has raised concerns about the MMA scoring criteria. Damage is supposed to be the primary aspect considered by judges. With that said, there were certain positions where Makhachev was in a dominant position but didn’t create a lot of damage. Nonetheless, the Russian deserved the win and shouldn’t be ridiculed for his performance.