UFC 284 LIVE REACTION: Diaz and fans rage at Volkanovski scorecard result as Makhachev takes victory – updates
The UFC 284 main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega was a highly anticipated fight, and the result was a controversial one. After five rounds of action, the judges awarded the fight to Volkanovski by split decision, with two judges scoring it 48-47 and one scoring it 49-46.
The decision was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd, and the reaction on social media was even more intense. Fans and fighters alike were outraged at the result, with many believing that Ortega had done enough to win the fight.
The most vocal critic of the decision was none other than Nate Diaz, who took to Twitter to express his displeasure. Diaz called the decision “bullshit” and said that the judges “robbed” Ortega of the win.
The co-main event between Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos was a much more straightforward affair. Makhachev dominated the fight from start to finish, and the judges awarded him the unanimous decision victory.
Makhachev was clearly pleased with the result, and he took to the mic after the fight to thank his team and the fans for their support. He also called out the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, saying that he was ready to fight for the title.
The rest of the card was filled with exciting fights, including a thrilling battle between Vicente Luque and Niko Price that ended in a draw. The other fights on the card saw wins for Andrei Arlovski, Sean Strickland, and Julian Erosa.
Overall, UFC 284 was an exciting night of fights, and the main event controversy will no doubt be a hot topic of discussion in the days to come. Stay tuned for more updates as the fallout from the event continues.