Jared Cannonier trashes 'gut-wrenching' stoppage at UFC on ESPN 57, requires Nassourdine Imavov rematch in Paris

by Christina S. Brown
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Jared Cannonier will not be pleased with referee Jason Herzog’s stoppage in his UFC on ESPN 57 fundamental occasion loss to Nassourdine Imavov.

Cannonier (17-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC) suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to Imavov (14-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) – however many have questioned its validity, given the character of the stoppage. Cannonier was nonetheless standing, had his palms up, and at instances was even swinging again at Imavov. But, Herzog determined to cease the combat within the fourth spherical of the competition.

Cannonier, who was up on two of the three judges’ scorecards, thinks he was robbed from a win.

“When it occurred, it was gut-wrenching, to say the least,” stated on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani. “It undoubtedly took a while to gather myself and watch the combat and actually re-live the entire thing once more. It was actually gut-wrenching. It appears like the chance to do nice issues was just about stolen from me at that second.

“It doesn’t really feel like I misplaced the combat, it feels prefer it was taken from me. The chance to persevere, which is one thing I’ve achieved in my fights, and proceed on and attempt to make good on the combat. Intestine-wrenching is an understatement.”

UFC on ESPN 57 marked Cannonier’s first combat in a 12 months after being sidelines with a knee damage. Though coming off a layoff, Cannonier had two consecutive wins, defeating high contender Marvin Vettori and former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland.

Cannonier, 40, hopes the UFC does him proper by re-booking the combat. He desires to tackle Imavov in his residence nation within the UFC’s anticipated return to France in September.

“I wish to petition for a rematch,” Cannonier stated. “The UFC goes to Paris in September, and I’d like to go to Nassourdine’s yard and make that proper. He’ll have that residence subject benefit. There received’t be folks chanting, ‘U.S.A., U.S.A.’ … That’s what I want to make that proper. That’s one thing that I need – a rematch in Paris. He came visiting right here, so I’d be joyful to go over there.”

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