Breaking news: Demetrious Johnson vs Ian McCall result overturned, majority draw requires rematch

Photo of Demetrious Johnson (left) and Ian McCall (right) via UFC.com.

Controversy is spelled U-F-C.

That seems to be the case every time the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion holds an event. And that was the case last night (Fri., March 2, 2012) at the UFC on FX 2: "Alves vs. Kampmann" show in Sydney, Australia.

Only this time, the organization was seemingly prepared to erase potential doubt about fight results; however, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

The flyweight semifinal bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall was an exciting affair that used all three rounds and 15 minutes they were afforded to decide a winner. It was razor thin, but the judges ultimately awarded Johnson the split decision victory on scores of 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.

At least that's what Bruce Buffer and the Commission overseeing the event told us.

But as it turns out, an error was made tabulating the scorecards and it should have been ruled a majority draw. In this case, that would have meant five more minutes to get to a definitive result, a sudden victory round the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) implemented to avoid situations like this to ensure a winner.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. UFC President Dana White's immediate reaction to being told the news pretty much sums up everything:

"You've got to me fucking kidding me."

Obviously, this means a rematch is forthcoming. The where and the when is unclear, though the Commission head in Australia said April. UFC President Dana White would only remark that it will happen when both guys are ready.

What a mess, huh?

For a more detailed look at the Johnson vs. McCall fight click here and for complete UFC on FX 2 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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