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UFC on Fuel 8 Results: Dana White Asks 'How the F*** Did Diego Win That Fight?'

Dec 29, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC president Dana White speaks during post fight press conference following UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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John HeinisSenior Analyst IMarch 3, 2013

After getting a controversial split-decision win over Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel 8 on Saturday, Diego Sanchez isn't getting any positive feedback from his boss.

UFC president Dana White took to Twitter early Sunday morning to express his opinion that "The Fireball Kid" clearly should've won the bout on the judges' scorecards. 

How the fuck did Diego win that fight!? Crazy shit

— Dana White (@danawhite) March 3, 2013

The always aggressive Greg Jackson's MMA fighter seemed uncharacteristically tentative in the bout and lost quite a few stand-up exchanges, though Fight Metric indicates both Gomi and Sanchez landed 45 percent of their strikes. 

Taking a closer look at the statistics from the fight shows that there is a solid argument in Sanchez winning the first round, landing 25 of his 45 total strikes, to Gomi's slightly higher landing percentage of 28 out of 50. 

However, the difference-maker was that Sanchez scored two takedowns in the opening frame. He also had a submission attempt in the form of a kneebar. 

Without going into each and every detail, the second and third frames appeared much tighter to score.

Sanchez outlanded Gomi by a small percentage (55 percent to 48 percent) in the second round, while Gomi had a slight edge in the striking department in the third and final frame (34 percent to 29 percent).

Sanchez also went 0-3 in the takedown department after the first round, while Gomi did not attempt to bring the fight to the mat once. 

Whether the decision was a poor one or not, it was certainly not a great performance by "The Dream," and the fact that he missed weight for the fight isn't earning him any sympathy either. 

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