Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor think Joanna Jedrzejczyk did enough to win the fight against Weili Zhang at UFC 248.
It was one of the most thrilling contests in the history of the sport. Many MMA fans, media and fighters called it the greatest women’s fight in MMA history, including UFC president Dana White, who called the it “one of the best fights” he has ever seen. After 5-rounds of action it came down to the judges, who scored the fight 48-47, 47-48 and 48-47 in close split decision victory for Zhang.
Conor McGregor was impressed by the fight, calling it an “amazing contest”, but believes that the judges made the wrong decision in giving the win to Zhang, instead of Jedrzejczyk.
“Amazing contest! Wrong decision.” McGregor tweeted.
It was a very close bout, with both women throwing nearly 800 strikes throughout the duration of the 25 minute contest. Jedrzejczyk was actually able to land more significant strikes on Zhang, with higher accuracy than the champion, but the visual damage on her face might have been the deciding factor for the judges. She suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in UFC history, when she developed a large hematoma on her forehead in the 3rd-round, which got larger as the fight went on. Her team have provided a health update on their fighter since then, stating that the former champion will be fine.
McGregor is no stranger to close decisions himself. He won the rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, back in 2016 by a close majority-decision. Although McGregor was fortunate to be on the “right” side of the decision that night, Jedrzejczyk wasn’t following her 5-round battle in the co-main event at UFC 248.
This article first appeared on CLOSEGUARDMEDIA.com on 9th March, 2020.