According to a report from UFC Tonight on Wednesday, Jorgensen’s appeal will address the unintentional head butt he received moments before the end of the fight, and whether he should have been given more time to recover from the blow.
During the first round of their fight, da Silva and Jorgensen engaged in a scramble that included a fight-pace-changing head butt. Jorgensen dropped to the floor in an obvious daze, at which point da Silva secured his opponent’s back.
Once in position, da Silva sank in a rear-naked choke to finish Jorgensen at the 3:07 mark of the opening round.
Following the loss, Jorgensen aired his grievances via Twitter.
“[Expletive] head butt, wake up in a choke,” the fighter wrote, adding, “[I] absolutely feel robbed.”
Plans for when Jorgensen and his camp intend on filing their appeal were not revealed.
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