Did you hear about the drama surrounding UFC 167 on Saturday night? No, not that Johny Hendricks (pictured) was (probably) robbed of a decision victory over reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre.
No, not that GSP unexpectedly announced he’ll be taking a leave from MMA after the controversial split decision verdict was rendered in his favor.
That the bout never should have been decided by the three judges sitting Octagon-side in the first place because Hendricks tapped out in the opening round.
Or did he?
Just seconds into their shootout, St-Pierre secured a takedown and attempted a guillotine choke. It appears as though Hendricks may have lightly tapped GSP’s hip three times.
It’s really tough to tell based on the GIF below. It could just be a glitch in the GIF, but I will say it’s certainly an odd hand motion to make during a fight if he wasn’t tapping.
I certainly did not see it during live action. UFC commentators Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan didn’t mention it. Most importantly, referee Mario Yamasaki didn’t notice it.
You be the judge: