Pedro Munhoz Demands Immediate Rematch with Frankie Edgar

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 25, 2020


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In the immediate aftermath of his loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC on ESPN 15, Pedro Munhoz wondered aloud if his opponent’s reputation might have helped him on the judges’ scorecards in a contentious split-decision triumph.

While Munhoz didn’t necessarily clamor for an immediate rematch initially, on Monday he changed his tone.

“I’ve always done my talking in the octagon but this needs to be said,” Munhoz wrote on Instagram. “I work too hard to get screwed by poor judges who have no training and even less accountability. Look at the stats and the damage. Look at the 17 of 20 media sites who agreed I won, 7 of which had it 49-46. Tell me how the deciding judge gave round 3 to Frankie. He’s a legend, but I won that fight and want a rematch now, [Dana White].”

Munhoz’s argument is true: the vast majority of media scorecards on MMADecisions.com had him winning the bantamweight fight. However, the contest was extremely competitive in real time, with both fighters having their moments over the course of the 25-minute affair.

White, meanwhile, didn’t have on a definitive opinion on who should have won the bout.

“It was a close fight,” White said at the post-fight press conference. “If they had Muhnoz, I wouldn’t have said, ‘Oh my God that’s crazy.’ Either one of those those guys could have won that fight.”

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I’ve always done my talking in the octagon but this needs to be said. I work too hard to get screwed by poor judges who have no training and even less accountability. Look at the stats and the damage. Look at the 17 of 20 media sites who agreed I won, 7 of which had it 49-46. Tell me how the deciding judge gave round 3 to Frankie. He’s a legend, but I won that fight and want a rematch now @danawhite Sempre falei dentro octagon, nas minhas atitudes, mas isso precisa ser dito. Eu trabalho muito para ser prejudicado por juízes ruins que não têm treinamento e ainda menos responsabilidade. Veja as estatísticas e os danos. Veja os 17 dos 20 sites de mídia que concordaram que eu ganhei, 7 dos quais tinham 49-46. Diga-me como o juiz decidiu ter dado o terceiro round para o Frankie. Ele é uma lenda, mas ganhei essa luta e quero uma revanche agora @ufc

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