UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal Cites Joe Rogan’s “Corruption” Remarks to Berate Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Trilogy

Published 05/14/2022, 8:51 AM EDT

The trilogy between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is iconic in the history of boxing. However, some believe the referee’s count when Wilder dropped down Fury in the 4th round of the fight was unjust.

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The UFC fighter, Jorge Masvidal, made a Facebook post that included an article that stated the robbery of Wilder’s victory in the third fight. 

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In his recent Facebook post, Masvidal posted photos of the third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and quoted a caption addressing the UFC commentator, Joe Rogan. He quoted, “#JoeRogan – “This clear evidence of the Corruption in #Boxing!”

Masvidal mentioned Rogan because he once pointed out on the same incident. According to Rogan, the referee failed to do his duty properly. 

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What did Joe Rogan say about Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder’s trilogy?

Many experts from the combat fraternity mended their views on the decisions made during the fight. Similarly, Joe Rogan also opened his views on the referee’s count when Wilder knocked down ‘The Gypsy King’ on the mat.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Rogan said, “So there’s a guy who’s counting ringside, and he’ll keep the count going. So if you’re at ‘One, two,’ and then you’re like ‘Go to a neutral corner,’ that guy is supposed to be like ‘three, four, five,’ but he didn’t.” 

“He went back to it, ‘three, four,’ but the guy had already been down for a couple seconds. Without a doubt it was a long count. I think it’s an error, or corruption. Most likely an error, most likely the guy’s panicking.” [H/T talkSPORT]

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Rogan didn’t support the counting by the referee during the fight. Hence, he labeled it as an “error” or “corruption” made by the officials. 

Well, there are several other views on this counting. Likewise, Rogan and Masvidal also opened their views, which state that this incident remains one of the most controversial decisions for some combat sports pundits. Meanwhile, others hailed Fury for his triumph.

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Do you think that ‘Bronze Bomber’ was robbed of his victory over Tyson Fury in their 3rd fight? Let us know your views in the comments below. 

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

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