UFC Referee Ripped For Playing Jessica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy didn’t quit

The UFC world was stunned after the face of Lauren Murphy, the women’s flyweight, was reconfigured by former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade at UFC 283.

The fight was almost as one-sided as it could have been with Andrade winning 30-25 on two judges’ cards and 30-26 on the other.

It means on two cards that two of the judges felt the second and third rounds were so tilted in Andrade’s favor that she won the rounds 10-8.

At the end of the second, former champion Daniel Cormier said, “I don’t know if I would stop this fight.”

Jon Anik added: “What are we trying to achieve by going another five.”

Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy in their UFC 283 bout on January 21, 2023.
Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy in their UFC 283 bout on January 21, 2023.
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Cormier believed it had already been two rounds of 10-8, with only the third round remaining – which was the only unanimous 10-8 round on the scorecards.

With over two minutes left in the third round, Cormier said Murphy didn’t even see the punches.

“The ref needs to stop it. He looks like he wants to, just do it man,” Cormier said.

Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy in their UFC 283 bout on January 21, 2023.

Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy in their UFC 283 bout on January 21, 2023.


Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy in their UFC 283 bout on January 21, 2023.

Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy in their UFC 283 bout on January 21, 2023.


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Jessica Andrade won easily by decision over Lauren Murphy

Jessica Andrade won easily by decision over Lauren Murphy


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A minute later, in the midst of a flurry of heavy shots, Anik said, “(referee) Osiris Maia might want to get in there.”

“But he doesn’t,” Cormier said. “I sit next to (UFC matchmaker) Mick Maynard and Mick says what he needs to see. This fight could have been stopped a long time ago.”

At the end of the fight, Cormier said, “It’s so hard to watch this.”

While Andrade looked fresh at the end of the fight, Murphy was disfigured. It was damage that even UFC fighters didn’t want to see.

UFC heavyweight Tanner Boser tweeted, “That was f**ked. Andrade is a monster and Lauren Murphy is one of the toughest people in the world, which made that even rougher.”

Bantamweight Cub Swanson added, “Crazy props to Lauren Murphy for finishing that fight, but her corner should have thrown in the towel.”

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