Dana White Says Demetrious Johnson Vs. Ian McCall Was A Draw, Commission Botched Scores

The controversy surrounding the Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall fight seemed ready to die down as everyone came to terms with the extremely entertaining fight being close and there being a clear way that Johnson could have taken the decision on the judge's cards. Personally, I thought that McCall had done enough in the third round to earn a 10-8 and at least get the "sudden victory" round.

The initial way the scores were read had the Johnson winning 29-28 on two cards and losing 29-28 on the other. It was then revealed that Johnson won a majority, not split, decision because one judge had the fight 29-29 and the other two had him winning 29-28. Now, UFC president Dana White is dropping this bit of unbelievable information on us:

Commission screwed up scorecards Johnson vs. McCall was a draw. Should have been a 4th rd. BRUTAL
Mar 03 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

So there you have it, the fight between Johnson and McCall should have gone to round four. It's unfortunate that the first ever flyweight fight in UFC history has this taint and that the tournament to crown the first champion is marred by a commission error.

Technically, the actual scores are all that matter, not what was read. If what Dana said is correct and the scores were just tallied incorrectly, the fight actually is a draw, regardless of what was announced.

Update: Dana White now said that the fight will result in a rematch in April to determine the true winner. That is great news as we determine the rightful person to challenge Joseph Benavidez for the title.

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