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Kai Kara-France reacts to controversial UFC Vegas 74 loss: ‘Who’s worse UFC judges or NRL refs?’

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Kai Kara-France, unsurprisingly, is upset with the outcome of his most recent Octagon outing.

In UFC’s first non-title Flyweight main event since 2017, Kara-France dropped a controversial split decision to Amir Albazi at UFC Vegas 74 last night (Sat., June 3, 2023) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada (check out the scorecards). In the process, Albazi more than likely snatched Kara-France’s No. 3 ranking, too.

A few hours after the dust settled in “Sin City,” Kara-France proposed a quick question about his controversial split loss via social media.

“Who’s worse UFC judges or NRL Refs?”

“Don’t Blink” is referring to the National Rugby League (NRL), which notoriously has bad calls by their referees. So, it is actually a good question because, after 30 years, mixed martial arts (MMA) judges are just as bad as they were back then ... and they don’t seem to be improving.

Kara-France’s teammate and UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, did not have a comical reaction.

In fact, he was pissed.

“Fire Chris Lee & Sal Deez nuts,” Adesanya wrote. “I tweeted that before even seeing the scorecards because I knew them two will f—k it up!! Hoooow many times will they rob athletes of their moments of glory, if their money, their livelihood for their family. F—ck them c—ts, they need to expire quickly and go. Mike Bell was the only judge to score this properly, the other two deff need to disappear.”

Kara-France has now lost two in a row for the first time in his UFC career and will likely drop down UFC’s Top 15 rankings. He will get a chance to rebound most likely when UFC returns to Sydney, Australia, in September for UFC 293.

For complete UFC Vegas 74 results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.

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