On the main card of UFC 279 last Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Rodriguez (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) defeated Jingliang (19-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC)
by split decision. Even UFC president Dana White believed that the choice was the incorrect one.
Although Rodriguez acknowledged it was a close battle in the post-fight press conference,
he was certain that he had outperformed Jingliang. Jingliang recently made a visit on "The MMA Hour,"
where he vented his dissatisfaction with the fight's conclusion while sporting a homemade t-shirt with the word "ROBBED" printed across it.
Naturally, I believe I prevailed in the bout, Jingliang stated. "I was victorious.
"When Bruce Buffer announced the outcome, I found it hard to believe. I found it hard to believe.