Not only is Justin Gaethje dissatisfied with how the main event of UFC 286 was assessed, but he is also dissatisfied with how it was called on television.
In their trilogy fight for the welterweight title on Saturday at The O2 in London, the former UFC interim lightweight champion believed his friend and teammate Kamaru Usman had done enough to defeat the British champion Leon Edwards.
Gaethje (24-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who disapproved of the majority decision in favor of Edwards, stated he recognized Michael Bisping’s prejudice in calling the fights together with Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, and that he shared that opinion.
“I thought (Usman) won the fight,” Gaethje told reporters at the post-fight news conference.
“But I’m probably as biased as the judges. certainly not as biased as Michael Bisping. He shouldn’t have been near a microphone during that fight. Yeah, it sucks.”
“It’s not my call,” Gaethje said. “I just thought it was very unprofessional (by Bisping).”
Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev by majority decision in the co-main event of UFC 286 to earn a victory after losing by submission to Charles Oliveira for the lightweight championship at UFC 274 in Phoenix. The 34-year-old is aiming to face Dustin Poirier or Oliveira again.