Tim Kennedy (pictured) feels that he was robbed on Saturday at UFC 178. No, for once the judges had nothing to do with it, but by the bush league stunt Yoel Romero’s corner pulled in between the second and third round of their shootout.
After convincingly losing the opening period, Kennedy bounced back and took it to Romero in the second frame. He had a gassed Romero completely dazed and confused as the horn sounded.
To help buy Romero some extra time to recover, his corner pretended to forget to pull the stool from the cage before the start of the final stanza. Kennedy was already approaching Romero to fight, but referee “Big” John McCarthy told him to go back to his corner.
McCarthy then told Romero’s corner to wipe the excess Vaseline from his eye and wipe his body down.
Romero found his second (or third) wind when the round finally started and clobbered Kennedy with some bombs to end the shootout in dramatic – and controversial – fashion.
Please click the media player below to watch Kennedy confront Romero: