Not many people gave Jorge Masvidal much of a chance to beat Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 23. Not only did Masvidal win, he did it impressively, knocking out Cerrone in the second round.
The fight didn’t end without controversy.
When the first round was coming to a close, Masvidal dropped Cerrone with a vicious right hook and pounced him with ground and pound punches. Referee Herb Dean seemed to pull Masvidal off of Cerrone before the bell sounded. But, Dean told Masvidal the bell had sounded and the fight was heading into the second round.
Masvidal’s coach at American Top Team Mike Brown talked about the controversy and stated what a lot people think, Masvidal knocked Cerrone out twice.
“That was a real weird situation,” Brown said on the Anik & Florian podcast. “Looking back at the tape, he did waive it off. He waived the fight off, it was over, and then like a second later, a half-second later, then the buzzer went. So if you look at it, Jorge got two finishes that night in my book.