UFC Fight Night 59 had its fair share of judging issues, which included seemingly indefensible 30-27 scores that rewarded Cathal Pendred with a contested unanimous decision victory despite being hurt and in trouble on multiple occasions. Shortly after the decision was announced, twitter exploded with fans, analysts and fighters all reacting to the controversial scores.
Among those who reacted, was former WWE star and recent UFC signee, CM Punk:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA— Coach (@CMPunk) January 19, 2015
Pendred took offense to the tweet and has since replied to the new Roufusport member:
I would fight you, but I'll be 40 by the time you come back to the UFC and say you're "ready". RT "@CMPunk: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) January 19, 2015
He has also addressed the controversial decision and defended his win over Sean Spencer:
It wasn't pretty but I landed more shots than him & out grappled him to take it. I'm unbeaten in 11 fights & 3-0 UFC. I can only improve.— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) January 19, 2015