A slight blunder on NYSAC and Bruce Buffer’s end happened during the co-main event of UFC 205 on Saturday night between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. After originally announcing a split decision win in favor of the champion, the correct tally of the fight turned out to be a majority draw.
The man considered as "the veteran voice of the Octagon" rarely makes such mistakes. And in an interview with TMZ Sports, Buffer spoke about what he considers his "Steve Harvey moment", while also admitting that he felt bad for what happened.
"I’m the messenger. I don’t add up the scores, I don’t do that," Buffer said. "But, at the same time, I actually learn more so than ever, if there was a question, I’m gonna bring it up at that point."
Buffer explained that it was the Commission who handed him the score cards that bore the split decision verdict in favor of Woodley. After the correction was made, he went back up to the Octagon to make the new announcement, in which Woodley was visibly dismayed about.
"Thank God I didn’t announce Stephen Thompson as the winner, that would’ve been kind of a Steve Harvey moment."