UFC Vegas 71: Bobby Green & Jared Gordon No-Contest Outcome Leads to Pros Demanding Headbutt Reinstatement

The lightweight fight between Bobby Green and Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 71 ended in a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt.

Fight fans tuning into the lightweight fight between Bobby Green and Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 71 expected fireworks from the two durable pugilists. So when Green dropped and swarmed on a reeling Gordon late into the opening frame, it was most certainly an exciting development. After a few thudding blows to his dazed opponent, the referee jumped in to wave Green off. But while the veteran celebrated his win, replays clearly showed he blasted Gordon with an accidental headbutt.

After emotions calmed down, the referee rightfully declared the bout a no-contest due to the illegal strike. Check out below how Green and Gordon’s fellow fighters reacted to the chaos surrounding their bout at UFC Vegas 71. Aljamain Sterling tweeted, “I think that was a headbutt for the knockdown then the follow-up punches. Unfortunate for both guys. Gotta be a no contest #UFCVegas71.”

Belal Muhammad also chimed in with a tweet saying, “Great call run it back that was gonna be a great fight.” The incident also prompted reactions from Chris Curtis The Action Man, who wrote, “Oh so we suddenly give a fuck about headbutts now…” and Matt Brown, who said, “Correct call thankfully in that fight…. Buuuut that reminds me how we need to bring back head butts! Bare knuckle. No rounds. Knees to head on the ground. Head butts legal. No cage, ropes or walls or anything. Need to start an Immortal FC and do this!”


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