Johnson vs. McCall was a majority draw, not split decision

source: mmajunkie.com
 

After initially declared a split-decision win for Demetrious Johnson and then a majority-decision victory for the fighter, Johnson's UFC on FX 2 bout with Ian McCall actually turned out to be a majority draw.

The Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales confirmed after UFC on FX 2 that a tabulation error resulted in the incorrect scores.

The mistake was caught too late for the flyweight-tournament fight to go to what would have been a sudden-victory fourth round.

Because of the error, the fight – which initially was showered in boos by fans who thought McCall had won – will happen again. Currently, the rematch is tentatively slated for April, though clearly frustrated UFC president Dana White said no exact date is set.

White, though, confirmed that both competitors will get their win bonuses.

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The UFC on FX 2 post-fight press con (see bottom or entire press conference), the responsible Commissione described it as "a bit of an unfortunate situation."

"One judge actually scored the round a 10-8. It was down on the tally card as a 10-9 round, which scored it as a majority win to Johnson. But that 10-8 would have made it into a majority draw. It was on Sal D'Amato's card. Sal wasn't the one that made the error, it was my error.

"It was a bit of an unfortunate situation. I take full responsibility for the error that was incurred. Unfortunately I misread one of the scorecards which were transpired over the tally sheet.

"The fight should have been a majority draw. We should have gone into that fourth round.

"I sincerely apologize to both fighters, to Dana, and to every single fan of the UFC. It's great to see that it's been taken well by both combatants and their looking forward to a rematch hopefully in April. Once again, my sincere apologies to the error that was concerned and all I can do is apologize. I'm very, very sorry."

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Apocalypse NoW site profile image  

3/5/12 12:35 AM by Apocalypse NoW

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3/5/12 12:35 AM by Apocalypse NoW

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rockwell site profile image  

3/5/12 12:10 AM by rockwell

 Well BlahBreh has done an ATT: dfw jnr thread so hopefully we get something cleared up. Doubt it though. The brass at Zuffa are going to stay well away from this. There's even a story just up on UG news with Dana distancing himself from the whole thing as we speak http://www.MixedMartialArts.com/news/389089/DFW-fuming-over-Johnson-McCall-mistake/ “There’s nothing good about this, but what can you do? The commission owned up to it, apologized for it, and all we can do is move on.” Right kids? Got it? MOVE ON! No more questions. One things for sure, the odds on Ian McCall won't be as long for the rematch as they were for this one........

rockwell site profile image  

3/5/12 12:10 AM by rockwell

 Well BlahBreh has done an ATT: dfw jnr thread so hopefully we get something cleared up. Doubt it though. The brass at Zuffa are going to stay well away from this. There's even a story just up on UG news with Dana distancing himself from the whole thing as we speak http://www.MixedMartialArts.com/news/389089/DFW-fuming-over-Johnson-McCall-mistake/ “There’s nothing good about this, but what can you do? The commission owned up to it, apologized for it, and all we can do is move on.” Right kids? Got it? MOVE ON! No more questions. One things for sure, the odds on Ian McCall won't be as long for the rematch as they were for this one........

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3/4/12 9:49 PM by explodin

If ever there was a thread I wish dfw would post on to help clarify it would be this one.. This whole thing makes no sense what so ever.

explodin site profile image  

3/4/12 9:49 PM by explodin

If ever there was a thread I wish dfw would post on to help clarify it would be this one.. This whole thing makes no sense what so ever.

captain_underwear site profile image  

3/4/12 9:38 PM by captain_underwear

EXACTLY....if you look closely, I'll bet you can see him and Vinnie MacMahon snickering in the shadows.I am serious, Dana, this is one FUCKED UP RETARD-LEVEL production, all the way around, quit fucking insulting everyones intelligence with this kind of shit, this gets more and more stupid as time passes.get it to-fucking-gether man

captain_underwear site profile image  

3/4/12 9:38 PM by captain_underwear

EXACTLY....if you look closely, I'll bet you can see him and Vinnie MacMahon snickering in the shadows.I am serious, Dana, this is one FUCKED UP RETARD-LEVEL production, all the way around, quit fucking insulting everyones intelligence with this kind of shit, this gets more and more stupid as time passes.get it to-fucking-gether man

rockwell site profile image  

3/3/12 10:52 PM by rockwell

 Still waiting for any info on this. Makes the whole bout look very suspicious and possibly fixed (not by the participants BTW). When Bruce Buffer announced the results live he said Judge 1 scores it 29-28 McCall, Judge 2 scores it 29-28 Johnson and Judge 3 scores it 29-28 Johnson. And now noone called it for Ian? And TWO of them actually scored it a draw?

rockwell site profile image  

3/3/12 10:52 PM by rockwell

 Still waiting for any info on this. Makes the whole bout look very suspicious and possibly fixed (not by the participants BTW). When Bruce Buffer announced the results live he said Judge 1 scores it 29-28 McCall, Judge 2 scores it 29-28 Johnson and Judge 3 scores it 29-28 Johnson. And now noone called it for Ian? And TWO of them actually scored it a draw?