Glover Teixeira’s beat against Anthony Smith hard to watch


JACKSONVILLE, Florida – UFC President Dana White did not praise Anthony Smith or referee Jason Herzog after the UFC on ESPN + 29 main event.

Glover Teixeira handed Smith an unbalanced fifth-round TKO loss on Wednesday’s light heavyweight headlining, which took place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and broadcast on ESPN +.

After a solid first round from Smith (32-15 MMA, 8-5 UFC), the fight took a big turn for Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) in the second when he fell and almost put KO “Lionheart” With a massive shot. Herzog let go and Smith somehow survived the gust and escaped the round, but what followed was only more damage rounds until the fight was happily canceled in the end frame.

Herzog took a flack after the fight for allowing long shots, and Smith’s cornermen from Factory X gym also got hot. UFC commentators Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder criticized the two sides during the broadcast, and White also sided with the side.

“I think so (I think we need more stops in the corners),” White told a reporter, including MMA Junkie, after the UFC fight on ESPN + 29. “I never thought not that his corner was going to let him out, but it was between them and their corner. And the referee could have stopped that on the fourth too. “

White has been on the edge of the cage for countless fights in his tenure as president of the UFC. However, even he felt a little uncomfortable watching the one-sided competition take place. And he was not the only one.

“We, sitting outside, it was a bit difficult to watch,” said White. “Cormier turned around. Like, stunning. “


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