John McCarthy explains Pimblett vs. Gordon decision

John McCarthy explains Pimblett vs. Gordon decision

Legendary referee John McCarthy disagrees with his son Ron McCarthy, who officiated the Paddy Pimblett-Jared Gordon fight and, along with two colleagues, gave the British fighter a highly controversial victory.

“My son was one of the judges,” said Big John on his podcast episode. “He asked me and I told him he was wrong. I think Jared Gordon won the fight 29-28.”

“These things happen when you are a judge and you sit right next to the cage. As a result, you are influenced by the crowd, which reacts to every successful action of Paddy. You may not even see the action because you’re sitting at the wrong angle, but you hear the reaction of the crowd and it makes an impact. I think they were influenced by the mood of the public “

Recall that the fight between Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon, which became the second most important event of the UFC 282 tournament, went the whole distance and ended with a score of 29-28 three times in favor of the British lightweight, who had no advantage over the American in any of the rounds.