Joe Rogan does not agree with the unanimous decision victory awarded to Islam Makhachev against Alexander Volkanovski. Similar to Rogan, the mixed martial arts world appears to be divided on who won UFC 284’s main event.
Makhachev won the bout 48–47 according to two judges. However, judge Derek Cleary marked the bout 48–46 in Makhachev’s favor. Many supporters think that Volkanovski deserved to have his hand raised, and Cleary’s decision has become a significant source of debate.
Even though Alexander Volkanovski lost the match, several MMA professionals like Nate Diaz and Dillon Danis, complimented the Australian. Joe Rogan also attended the pay-per-view event along with his crew, which included former heavyweight Brendan Schaub and jiu-jitsu instructor Eddie Bravo.
Rogan couldn’t hide his sadness when the outcome was revealed, and everyone on the stream immediately cited “robbery.” They claimed Volkanovski had performed well enough to win according to the scorecards.
“Oh my God! We were convinced [that Alexander Volkanovski won]. We might have to watch it [again]. Let’s see what people think online. In my eyes, I thought it was 3-2.”
Volkanovski’s objective of winning titles in two separate weight divisions was not successful. The Australian pledged to defend both of his titles before if he were to win the two-weight title.
Yair Rodriguez won the interim featherweight belt by defeating Josh Emmett via submission. Volkanovski said that he still has unfinished business in the lightweight division during the octagon interview. He said that he would now concentrate on Rodriguez.
Volkanovski also said he would be interested in a rematch with Islam Makhachev during the news conference:
“I’m hearing that he was going back to his corner and [asking] a rematch because he thought he had lost. That’s funny… I would jump on the [opportunity of] a rematch.”
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