August 10, 2020

Andrea Lee calls for judge who was on his phone during UFC 247 fights to be fired, wants fans in attendance to send in evidence

Andrea Lee has called for the judge who was on his phone during the UFC 247 fights to be fired.

Lee lost a controversial split decision to Lauren Murphy at UFC 247.

Saturday’s UFC 247 event was a controversial one, with audience members, commentators and social media fans baffled by the way the judges scored many of the fights.

Andrea Lee lost a controversial split decision to Lauren Murphy on the preliminary card. One judge scored the bout 29-28 in her favor, whilst the other two scored it 29-28 and 30-27 for Murphy.

During her fight, commentators Joe Rogan and Dominick Cruz noted how one of the judges appeared to be paying no attention to the women in the cage.

We’re looking at a judge that’s not even watching the fight…This is insane,” said Rogan during the fight.

The judges just don’t even watch…They are looking down at the floor. Insane! It’s going to be tough for the fighters tonight to figure out how to win a decision.” Cruz added.

Several moments following Cruz’s comments, Rogan again commented “This is crazy. He’s still not watching the fight!

Lee took to her social media pages on Sunday afternoon to voice her concerns, as well as calling for the judge in question to be fired.

“If anyone has video or pictures of the judge who was on his phone during the fights, please send them to me. I just think that judge should be fired, he should never have the opportunity to sit cage side and judge fights ever again, especially when there are plenty other judges who were better qualified and more deserving.” she said.

Fight fans, how do you feel about the situation? Let us know in the comments section below.

UPDATE: Footage has emerged of judge not paying attention to UFC 247’s Andrea Lee vs. Lauren Murphy fight, take a look

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7 thoughts on “Andrea Lee calls for judge who was on his phone during UFC 247 fights to be fired, wants fans in attendance to send in evidence

  1. If judges are too busy to watch; actually judge ( what their paid to do,!)…they should 100% be REMOVED….its an embarrassment to their profession, and insult to the fighters .

  2. Andrea Lee was robbed. The judges that were there should lose their lisence or jobs. They’re playing with fighters lives, rankings and integrity.

  3. I told my husband at the end of Andrea’s fight and Jon Jones’ fight that there was no way the judges were watching the same fights we were watching-apparently they weren’t watching the fights at all

  4. It’s hard to sit in the stands and watch my Sister in Law fight and perform with such heart and vigor, while seeing these Judges looking at their phones or whatever devices they had or looking down while these athletes are performing in a cage connected to the judges table. I see Andreas daily grind as she trains 8 or more hours daily to push herself to become the best. So much heart and commitment to this sport and this Organization. As fans of this sport we have to rally with these athletes and call these habits out for what they are, FLAT OUT DISRESPECT plain and simple. The Fans and all in attendance know how it went down. HOLD THESE PRIVILEGED JUDGES ACCOUNTABLE!! And to all the fighters that went to war, thank you 🙏 #UFC247

  5. This was a disgrace. I am all for open scoring. Have the judges electronically lock in their scores after every round to be displayed on the screen. This way a fighter knows where he/she stands and the judges are being held more accountable.

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