UFC 210 had many controversies, none bigger than Chris Weidman’s loss to Gegard Mousasi. The fight was stopped in the second round when referee Dan Miragliotta stopped the contest after he believed Mousasi had illegally kneed Weidman several times to the head. However, when the contest was stopped, the replay showed that Mousasi had lifted Weidman’s hands before landing the knees. During the break in the action, a ringside physician stated that Weidman couldn’t continue. After Miragliotta discovered the knees were legal, he rules Mousasi the winner.
On Wednesday, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) heard Weidman’s appeal and denied his request to overturn the decision. The NYSAC stated that Miragliotta could use instant replay in his decision.
Weidman will attempt to end a three-fight losing streak when he faces Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on Fox 22 on July 22nd in Long Island, New York.