Blachowicz calls out Ankalaev for crying about result, disputes White’s take on UFC 282 ‘horrible’ main event

Former UFC champion Jan Blachowicz is one of the most wholesome people in martial arts. Blachowicz took part in the main event against Magomed Ankalaev over the weekend – after their clash was promoted to main event with former champion vacating the title.

The match between Blachowicz and Ankalev resulted in a split draw.

Ankalaev was distraught in his octagon interview, and even Blachowicz said the outcome was incorrect.

Ankalev stated:

“I don’t know what to say, I won that fight. I can’t choose the judges, where is my belt, I won this belt. t does not matter that I felt pain in my legs, I did what was needed to get this victory. I always do what I have to do to adjust, I can do it all.”

“I don’t know if I’m going to fight for this organization again, I don’t know what happened. I don’t know what else to say. I honestly don’t know what to say.”

Then Blachowicz approached his adversary and told: “Give the belt to Ankalaev.”

However, UFC president Dana White was unimpressed with the bout for the vacant belt. Additionally, he declared that Jamahal Hill will now face former champion Glover Teixeira for the title.

White said, “What are you going to do? I thought the main event was terrible. What are you going to do? You do Glover vs. Jamahal Hill in Brazil for the vacant title. Done.”

Now Blachowicz has taken to social media after comments Ankalaev made on social media rubbed him the wrong way.

Ankalaev (or more accurately, his manager) released two statements on twitter blaming the loss of a knee injury and backtracking some of the comments Ankalaev made in the octagon.

Blachowicz was offended by the claims that the draw was a result of a knee injury and instead countered writing the following on social media:

 “Let me reiterate something. First – I honestly don’t think the fight was terrible at all. Second – I don’t feel I’ve won but neither that I lost. A draw was fair. 1/2” – this clearly addressed White’s comments about the main event being terrible and secondly:

“End result – One dude cried and talked about his supposed injuries, another dude showed that honor can be and still is upheld in this game. I’m glad the fans see it and appreciate it for what it is.”

In many ways their main event was overshadowed by Paddy Pimblett’s unfortunate bout against Jared Gordon. In many ways this entire division has been in limbo ever since longtime champion Jon Jones opted to vacate the title and move to heavyweight.