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 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.
I think that was a headbutt for the knockdown then the follow up punches. Unfortunate for both guys. Gotta be a no contest #UFCVegas71— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 23, 2023
100% gotta run it back. That was a raging headbutt. Not intentional but it happened. https://t.co/RyLdEKcxKf— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 23, 2023
Great call run it back that was gonna be a great fight— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 23, 2023
Oh so we suddenly give a fuck about headbutts now...— Chris Curtis The Action Man (@Actionman513) April 23, 2023
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 ground. Head butts legal. No cage, ropes or walls or anything. Need to start an Immortal FC and do this!— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) April 23, 2023
NO CONTEST!!! THATS A HEADBUTT @ufc— Brendan Allen (@BrendanAllenMMA) April 23, 2023
Bobby would dance for a no contest.— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) April 23, 2023
Why you dancing dawg head butt smh— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) April 23, 2023
Wowww…. #UFCVegas71— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) April 23, 2023
Flying headbutt KO— LERONE MURPHY (@LeroneMurphy) April 23, 2023
Clearly an intentional headbutt! #UFCVegas71— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) April 23, 2023
Had Jared winning until the headbutt https://t.co/gYWwYG1XBq— Bill Algeo (@ElSenorPerfecto) April 23, 2023