Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald advanced to the semi-finals of the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix after fighting Jon Fitch to a majority draw in the main event of Bellator 220.
Fitch, who thought he had done enough to earn a decision, is still in shock with how the whole ordeal played out.
“I don’t know. I’m still kind of in shock as you don’t think that would be a possible outcome,” Fitch said to BJPenn.com. “I prepare for the win or the loss, not a tie. I think I won, I think I should be moving on. Now, I just have to sit back and be prepared. I’m probably going to be the first alternate in case someone gets hurt along the way.”
MacDonald will go onto face Neiman Gracie in the semi-finals of the grand prix and that bout is scheduled to happen next month.
A devastated Fitch would like to see a new generation of judges score MMA bouts going forward.
“‘Crazy’ Bob [Cook] knows we have bad luck so he wasn’t ready to say I had won it yet,” he said. “He was thinking I was going to win a split decision. Rest of my corner thought we won at least three rounds after watching it back I am pretty certain I won four rounds. So I am not sure what the judges were watching. I don’t know what is going on. We need some new people judging fights I guess.”
The UFC veteran had contemplated retirement before Bellator 220 and is still undecided on his fighting future at this moment.