When it was announced by Demetrious Johnson that he had signed a contract for a “sudden victory” round if his fight with Ian McCall was ruled a draw after three rounds, many were expecting that it might happen. Now, we have found out that the fourth round should have taken place but an error in calculating the scorecards was made at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann.
The fight was ruled a victory for Johnson, but the Australian Athletic Commission made an error in adding a judges’ card up. The result would have made the fight a draw, putting the fourth round into action.
“Commission screwed up scorecards Johnson vs. McCall was a draw. Should have been a 4th rd. BRUTAL,” White posted on his Twitter account.
The commission mentioned April for a possible rematch between McCall and Johnson, with the winner moving on to fight Joseph Benavidez for the UFC’s first-ever flyweight championship. Benavidez defeated Yoshihiro Urushitani on the same card.
“Controversy seems to stick to us like glue these days,” said White, during the post-fight press conference. “But what can you do? I’m not going to lose any hair over it.”
The fight was changed to a draw for both McCall and Johnson in terms of their career records. White said the rematch date will not be set for a few days, as the fighters need to be medical cleared and agree to a date.