Michael Johnson Refutes Split Decision Loss To Jamie Mullarkey At UFC Vegas 58: ‘Felt I Got 1 And 3’

Michael Johnson feels the judges got it wrong.

Michael Johnson Refutes Split Decision Loss
Michael Johnson Refutes Split Decision Loss - Image via @UFC Twitter
  • Michael Johnson fell short-handed against Jamie Mullarkey in a close fight at UFC Vegas 58
  • “The Menace” is certain he won two of the three rounds

Two months after he ended a four-fight skid, Michael Johnson found himself back in to losing as he lost via split decision to Jamie Mullarkey in their lightweight bout at UFC Vegas 58.

Despite the judges’ decision, Johnson insists that he should’ve won the fight.

A close fight

Indeed, it was a tough fight to call as Johnson and Mullarkey put on quite a performance. Both fighters scored a knockdown but in the end, two judges had it 29-28 and 29-28 in favor of Mullarkey and only one judge handed it to Johnson 29-28.

Johnson thinks he deserves the W

Taking his thoughts on his defeat to social media, Johnson congratulated Mullarkey for giving him a “great fight.” And while he has no problem with the way his foe performed, “The Menace” took a subtle dig at the judges, insisting he felt he won rounds no. 1 and 3.

“Welp, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, I guess,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “Great fight with (Jamie Mullarkey) tonight! Hats off to you sir! What’s understood doesn’t need to be said! Felt I got 1 and 3! Thank you to all my support squad and those continuing to ride with me! There’s no quit in this guy at all. We keep climbing and fighting and scratching to get back to where I belong!”

The loss to Mullarkey only means the once high-ranking 155-pounder Johnson is now back to square one. At 36, Johnson has no plans of retiring yet so let’s see if he can still bounce back.

Published on July 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm
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