“Damn Paddy lost” – Sean O’Malley reacts to Paddy Pimblett’s controversial decision victory over Jared Gordon at UFC 282

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Sean O’Malley reacts to Paddy Pimblett’s controversial decision victory over Jared Gordon at UFC 282

Paddy Pimblett defeated Jared Gordon via a contentious decision at UFC 282, but he remains unbeaten in the UFC. Gordon pounded Pimblett with multiple combinations, especially in the first two rounds, but the judges awarded victory to the Scouser. Gordon, visibly dissatisfied, left as soon as the verdict was announced, whereas Pimblett defended the verdict, claiming he had no doubts about the outcome.

Sean O’Malley, who faced a similar wrath for his decision victory over Petr Yan earlier this year at UFC 280 claimed that Pimblett in fact lost the fight.

Sean O'Malley cancelled fight
Sean O’Malley

Speaking on his YouTube channel, O’Malley stated:

“When we all watched it, there were a bunch of people in the room. I don’t think there was one person that scored the fight [for Pimblett] — and that’s coming from me who literally everyone just said that about a couple months ago … If that’s how people felt watching my fight, I’m like, oh …Everyone in our building was like, ‘Damn, Paddy lost.’ 100 percent. Then it was a unanimous decision and I’m like, ‘Well, I thought Paddy won at least one round.’ But then they announce that [it was for Pimblett]. What?!”

In contrast to O’Malley after his bout with Yan, Pimblett was supremely confident he had won his fight.

“I really wish I would have rewatched it because I also told everyone after my fight, ‘Just rewatch it.’ Because I rewatched it and felt I won that. So, maybe I just have to rewatch it and maybe I can see it different, but in the moment watching that fight, I don’t know. Then Paddy was yelling, ‘Dana [White]! 50 G’s!’ Then Dana’s like, ‘Yep, Fight of the Night.’

Watch: Joe Rogan and Belal Muhammad’s shocking reactions when Paddy Pimblett was announced the victor at UFC 282

At UFC 282, Paddy Pimblett prevailed over Jared Gordon via a decision that was not without controversy.

UFC play-by-play commentator Joe Rogan and top-ranked welterweight competitor Belal Muhammad, who was in Gordon’s corner, walked inside the cage to make the decision after the bout was over. Joe Rogan and Muhammad were unable to suppress their initial reactions as soon as Bruce Buffer revealed the contentious verdict (which declared Paddy as the winner).

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin