Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum suffered a controversial decision loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 213.
Werdum feels that the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) judges got it wrong and now he is filing an appeal to get the result of the bout overturned to a no contest.
"The athletic commission gives us a chance to appeal, so I want to see what happens,” Werdum told MMA Fighting. "I have the right to appeal because I don’t want this loss on my record. I’m sure I won because I won the first and the third rounds, and lost the second one. When I lose a fight I admit it, but this one… The crowd booed him, I received a lot of messages. Everyone saw I won. You saw my face after the fight, I couldn’t believe I lost. I was surprised."
The fighter was the end of a trilogy for the two fighters, as Overeem won when they fought at Strikeforce and the UFC, while Werdum picked up his lone win at a PRIDE event.
In the end, the one thing Werdum would like is a fourth encounter with Overeem.
"A fourth fight would be good if I appeal and it doesn’t change the result,” Werdum said. "My goal is the belt, and if he’s on my way, I think it would be good to fight him a fourth time. I’d like to fight him a fourth time to show the reality, what really happened. I believe I won. If it’s worth it to fight a fourth time to get to what I want, the belt, that would be interesting, for him. I always say that a loss it three steps back and a win is one step forward, but the way it was, I think it was only one step back. I believe I won, but the official result was a loss. I have a loss in my record."
There is no word yet on when the NAC will rule on the appeal, but Fightful will provide you with the NAC’s decision when it becomes available.
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