The drama started shortly after the decision was read, with Ankalaev deriding the scores in his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
“I don’t know what to say,” Ankalaev said via a Russian translator. “I won that fight. Why didn’t I get my belt? I don’t know what to say.”
“I can’t choose the judges for the fight that are sitting over here, but I won this fight,” he continued. “I won this belt. Where is my belt?”