The Nova Uniao leader Andre Pederneiras is absolutely angry about Claudia Gadelha's split decision loss last Saturday at UFC on FOX 13, vowing that he will appeal and try to change it. The coach called the outcome a robbery and is sure that his fighter won decisively, but two of the judges gave two rounds for Joanna Jędrzejczyk, who probably earned a title shot against Carla Esparza for the UFC Strawweight title with the win.
From Pederneiras' Twitter (@dedepederneiras):
"It's hard when you lose because your opponent was better but when you are robbed the feeling is awful. These judges have no idea of what MMA is. In any place of the world, you are punished if make a mistake, why those kind of judges make mistakes and nothing happen? Even knowing how hard it is to a score be changed, Nova Uniao appealed from Gadelha's loss. The worst thing is to hear that is impossible to a result be changed.It's the same thing of being robbed and a police department tell you that you have to accept, go home and keep working and wait the next robbery. It's an affront with serious professionals putting judges that don't know about the sport. MMA isn't boxing!"
Nova Uniao now will have to wait for a decision from Arizona State Boxing & MMA Commission but we all know how hard it will be for Gadelha to have the result changed.