- That’s 3 controversial endings in a row now for Sterling. There was the Oscar winning performance following the knee to a downed opponent (weak sauce). There was the controversial decision against Yan in the rematch, a fight that Yan won in my opinion. And now, TJ has to arrive on fight night with his shoulder barely duct taped together to hold it in place, making it another fucked up outcome that fails to leave us with a proper sense of victory and defeat.
- In O’Malley’s last 6 fights he had 3 that were considered big tests. There was a weird finish with Vera, in a fight that could easily have changed the trajectory of O’Malley’s career, had it not been stopped. There was the finger poke against Munhoz following a 1st round in which most say Sean lost, and then there was this controversial decision against Yan in the rematch, a fight I believe Petr won.
So what are the early odds on an NC or DQ finish in the O’Malley vs Sterling fight? Otherwise, a controversial decision is pretty much inevitablenat this rate.