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Chris Weidman to appeal controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 -’I got screwed’

MMA: UFC 210-Weidman vs Mousasi Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

It was another mixed martial arts (MMA) mess in the state of New York last night (Sat., April 8, 2017), as Chris Weidman was on the wrong end of technical knockout (TKO) loss to Gegard Mousasi following a baffling sequence that left most people puzzled (see it again here).

After receiving two knees to the head that were initially declared illegal by the referee, “All American” was given time to recover. But, after reviewing the action and consulting with New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) officials, Dan Miragliotta ruled the knees legal, resulting in a win for Gegard after Wiedman was deemed unfit to continue.

Chris explained the bizarre situation he best he could.

“Pretty much for the whole time, [Miragliotta] was telling me ‘illegal knee,’” Weidman said at the post-fight press conference via MMA Fighting. “I thought I was going to win because of the illegal knee. Then they looked at a replay, they left the Octagon and looked at the replay and see the legal knee, but in the state of New York, you’re not allowed to look, there’s no replays. It’s a crappy situation.”

“I don’t know what’s going on with the commission,” Weidman said. “The head of the commission said there’s no replay in the state, so why the hell did this happen to me?”

Weidman would love nothing more than a do-over with Mousasi, who likely didn’t want to earn a win that way he did, according to Chris.

“Gegard has got to be pissed, too,” Weidman said. “He didn’t want to win the fight like that. I would have been pissed if they stopped it and I won the fight. I would definitely do a rematch. I want a rematch right away.”

Still Weidman is confused with the whole situation

“I knew what I was doing,” Weidman said. “He kneed me in the head once when I had the hands down, so I said, ‘alright I’ll put the two hands down, so he can’t knee me,’ then he kneed me and the ref stopped it saying it’s an illegal knee. That’s as clear as I was with it.”

Furthermore, Chris says he was puzzled when he was deemed unfit to continue fighting, despite his wished to do so. “I don’t know the reason why, they thought I wasn’t fit,” Weidman said. “I thought I was ready to go, I’ve been through way worse.”

During a conversation with UFC’s Megan Olivi backstage, “All American” revealed his plans to file an appeal with NYSAC after getting “screwed.”

“At the end of the day, the people of New York got screwed,” Weidman said. “I got screwed, and it sucks.”

For complete UFC 210 results and coverage click here.

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