Bobby Green's Furious Over the "No Contest" Decision
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The much-anticipated fight between Bobby Green and Jared Gordon ended in a shocking manner, as the "Technical Knockout" of Green was later overturned to a "No Contest" by the Nevada Athletic Commission and Referee Keith Peterson.
The decision was based on footage that showed an accidental headbutt that played a crucial role in Green's supposed victory.
Green's Fury Over Decision
In a post-fight press conference, Green expressed his disappointment and anger towards the decision, stating, "F*** it, we’re going to let some feelings out today.
F*** this, f*** this, and f*** this. I get it, I get it, we f****** clashed heads. I was trying to go for an elbow and he kind of dipped his head and we kind of clashed, but he was still f****** moving." He further added, "I fought the triangle s*** off and he was still moving fine.
And that after, when I busted his ass, then he was f***** up. He was still straight [before that]. And they want to try to slide me out of my money — that’s what I’m mad about. I need my money, bro. I need my money."
Welp, that might be the last time I ask Bobby Green about his feelings #UFCVegas71 pic.twitter.com/BhFN6H1mh9 — Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) April 23, 2023
Analysis of Footage
The lightweight bout between Green (29-4-1 MMA, 10-9-1 UFC) and Gordon (19-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was analyzed by the Nevada Athletic Commission, and the footage revealed that both fighters clashed heads, with Gordon going down and Green following up with ground-and-pound, resulting in a "No Contest" decision.
A clash of heads between Green and Gordon leads to a no contest. #UFCVegas71 pic.twitter.com/UhLRbFn4oO — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 23, 2023
Future of Bobby Green
It remains to be seen whether Dana White will still decide to reward Green in case of a victory, but Green's disappointment and frustration over the decision are palpable.
Green has recorded two losses in his last two fights, one to Islam Makhachev and the other to Drew Dober, while Jared Gordon also suffered a controversial decision loss to Paddy Pimblett in his last fight. There is speculation that the UFC organization may re-match Green and Gordon, but nothing has been confirmed yet.