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Josh Emmett feared being “screwed” by judges at UFC Austin: “I used to be like come on!”

Josh Emmett feared being “screwed” by judges at UFC Austin: “I used to be like come on!”
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Josh Emmett admitted he had a foul feeling when the rating totals have been being learn following his battle with Calvin Kattar.

Emmett vs. Kattar headlined the UFC Austin card on June 18. The bout went the space and featured loads of back-and-forth motion.

Many MMA specialists thought Kattar did sufficient to take the combat with a rating complete of 48-47. Whereas one choose agreed, it was overruled by two different judges who scored the fight in favor of Emmett.

Chatting with media members, Josh Emmett mentioned that when it was introduced that one choose scored the combat for Kattar, he was anxious that victory had slipped his grasp (h/t MMAFighting.com).

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“I believed I used to be going to get screwed,” Emmett mentioned concerning the resolution on the UFC Austin post-fight press convention. “I believed I received 4 [rounds] to 1. I had 4 to 1. At the least three to 2 and once they went cut up [decision], I used to be like come on! But it surely labored out in my favor.

“Calvin Kattar is a canine. Like I informed you guys, I used to be prepared for a 25-minute battle. He’s powerful as hell. Often, after I hit folks with these huge pictures to the pinnacle or the physique, they’re not standing there and he was proper within the combine coming ahead with these elbows and knees. He has a slick jab. I used to be so effectively ready. My coaches, all people, that is our time.”

Emmett additionally expressed confidence in his skill to take out the likes of present featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski and Max Holloway.

“I need that shot,” Emmett mentioned. “I mentioned the No. 2 and three guys [Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez], they’re phenomenal fighters, they’ve fought the highest guys Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski. We’d like some new blood within the division.

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“I do know I can compete with them. I’m the perfect featherweight on this planet. I’m prepared. I wish to be sitting cageside in two weeks [at UFC 276] to see who I’m combating subsequent. I do know I can compete with these guys. I do know I can beat these guys.”

This text appeared first on BJPENN.COM

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