Jared Gordon was hoping to move on from his controversial loss to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282 this past December. ‘Flash’ suffered a unanimous decision loss to the ‘Baddy,’ to the chagrin of nearly everyone who watched the fight. For his next appearance, the UFC veteran was paired against Bobby Green, who he declared his ‘toughest fight to date’ ahead of UFC Vegas 71 this past Saturday.
Jared Gordon reacts to loss, wants rematch against Bobby Green
Jared Gordon went from one controversy to another, as his fight against Bobby Green was ruled a No Contest after an accidental clash of heads led to the first-round finish. A dazed Gordon fell to the canvas, where ‘King’ followed up with several punches until his opponent was out. Octagon-side officials reviewed the fight-ending sequence using instant replay, which led to them ruling the fight a No Contest.
As expected, Gordon was upset after now losing two consecutive controversial fights.
“I can’t catch a break. I don’t get it; I work so hard,” said Gordon in an exclusive statement to Alex Behunin of MMA Mania. “I thought [the No Contest] was just. It was clear that I got hit with a headbutt. I thought I was doing great in the fight, so I’d love to run it back.”
Gordon followed up with one more response to his loss on social media.
“Man life is weird,” tweeted Gordon. “I don’t know what to think…thank you all for the support though.”
Bobby Green erupts at post-fight press conference
Green was even more upset, launching into an explosive, expletive-filed tirade over the loss of his win bonus during one of the shortest UFC post-fight press conferences in recent memory. You can watch the entire thing here, courtesy of Amy Kaplan of FanSided.
“F—k it, we’re going to let some feelings out today,” said Green at his post-fight press conference. “F—k this, f—k this, and f—k this. I get it, I get it, we f—king clashed heads. I was trying to go for an elbow and he kind of dipped his head and we kind of clashed, but he was still f—king moving.
“He was trying to put me into a f—king triangle,” continued Green. “I fought the triangle s—t off and he was still moving fine. And that after, when I busted his ass, then he was f—ked up. He was still straight. And they want to try to slide me out of my money — that’s what I’m mad about. I need my money, bro. I need my money.”
Prior to this fight against Gordon, the Pinnacle MMA product was on a two-fight losing streak that included (T)KO losses to Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober.
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