Toronto – UFC featherweight Sean Woodson thought he lost his fight with Charles Jourdain at UFC 297 following the score cards being read by Bruce Buffer.
“I clearly heard them say ‘split-decision’. I heard that. I knew they read a card for me, they read a card for him, but at the end…I guess it was the crowd I don’t know,” Woodson told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.
“I couldn’t hear who they finally said. It sounded like they said ‘Charles’. Wasn’t sure.”
Nobody was sure after the card were read, but Woodson’s corner, and Daniel Cormier, let him know he had won the bout.
“I looked over and Charles and his team were celebrating. I knew it was a close fight so I just assumed that they, and I thought I did enough to win, but like I said I knew it was close. Could not hear who they said it for. I accepted the loss,” Woodson said.
“Shook DC’s hand and went to turn away and he kind of held my hand like, ‘He’s like you won.’ It’s just crazy. I went from being extremely low, like I said accepted the loss, then they told me I won. Elated, super happy, and yeah rollercoaster. Crazy.”
“When I say accepted the loss I mean for a brief moment after his team started celebrating. I was just like, ‘Oh damn I lost’. And then DC was like ‘You won’ and I was like this is crazy,” he said.
“I never experienced anything like that in my life. I’ll never forget it.”
Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Sean Woodson above.