Fighters react to Weidman's controversial victory over Blindado: 'They legalized the finger in the eye'

Chris Weidman emerged victorious after hitting the Brazilian in the eyes with his fingers on four occasions

A Chris Weidman's controversial victory about Bruno Blindado at UFC Atlantic City, which occurred after the North American hit the Brazilian with four fingers in the eye, two consecutively in the move that defined the fight, generated outrage not only from fans, but also from other fighters from the organization who were following the event.

During the fight and after the outcome, which defined Weidman as the winner in the unanimous technical decision of the judges, names such as Sodiq Yusuf, Justin gaethje, Diana Belbita, brian kelleher e Belal Muhammad | expressed themselves on social media about what happened.


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Thirteenth placed in the Ultimate featherweight rankings, Sodiq Yusuf regretted the decision and expressed compassion for the situation experienced by Bruno Blindado.


“It’s just wrong, man. With everything that involves losing a fight, I feel sorry for Bruno (Blindado)”, lamented the Nigerian.

brian kelleher e Diana Belbita they were even more scathing online. While the North American bantamweight (up to 61,2 kg) pointed out an alleged 'favoritism' towards Weidman, the Romanian strawweight (up to 52,1 kg) Diana Belbita he mocked the permissiveness of arbitration.


“Another fingerprint, what do we have here? Knockout? Technical KO? Revision? What about the last guy who even lost his salary? I'm sorry, but there is a certain favoritism going on here”, said Kelleher.


“Nooooo. I think they've legalized eye pokes now. Let's go. It has to be a 'no contest'”, wrote Belbita.

Former interim lightweight champion (up to 70,3 kg) and current owner of the UFC 'BMF' belt, Justin gaethje directed his criticism towards another target: the gloves used by Ultimate.

“It’s a shame the UFC didn’t want to change these f***ing gloves,” Gaethje wrote.

Check out some other statements from fighters regarding Weidman's victory over Blindado:

Terrance McKinney:

“It's a shame, but that's a 'no contest'”

Derek Brunson:

“Wow, two fingers in the eye stops the knockout. That was wild”

Belal Muhammad:

“It opened a hole in his eye”

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