Strikeforce's last event also had it's share of a very common problem in MMA, questionable judging. K.J. Noons took on Ryan Couture in a very exciting lightweight bout, and while most people had Noons winning, two judges scored it 29-28 for Couture.
The son of the Hall-of-Famer did deserve to be picked up by the UFC after that gritty and impressive display, but most pundits felt that he didn't deserve that decision, including Dana White. He felt the same way, and the UFC president once again voiced out his opinion on twitter:
Ryan is tough but KJ Noons got robbed!!!— Dana White (@danawhite) January 13, 2013
We should just get rid of judges and flip a coin to see who won!!!— Dana White (@danawhite) January 13, 2013
Noons has gone on twitter shortly after the bout to thank Dana as well:
@danawhite thx dana for speaking the truth.One door closes(strikeforce)and another one will open. I always try to put on fight of the night.— KJ Noons (@kjnoons) January 13, 2013
Hopefully this means they will also bring Noons into the fold even if he technically "lost" his fight as there are a bunch of entertaining match ups that he can be made. Noons vs. Lauzon, anyone?