Joe Duffy was stopped by James Vick last night at UFC 217 – but fight fans on Twitter believe the bout was prematurely stopped.
Vick (12-1, 8-1 UFC) floored Duffy (17-3, 4-2 UFC) with a cracking right uppercut. With Vick getting to work with some ground-and-pound, Anderson waved it off just before the buzzer.
Many fans believe Duffy should have been allowed continue – what do you think?
At the buzzer!
— #UFC217 (@btsportufc) November 5, 2017
@Duffy_MMA unlucky Joe, ref shouldn’t have stopped it, Vick’s landed one punch on the ground…be proud, we are of you!
— Bren (@DrGonzoIRL) November 5, 2017
Duffy stoppage was harsh given it was only seconds left til the bell!Vick gained a fan in me though!!Big Talent and fun to watch #UFC217
— Stephen Jones (@SnowySteve5) November 5, 2017
— Thomas Mawson (@Tommy23M) November 5, 2017
Not a fan of that stoppage. Vick's punches were hitting Duffy's arms and he was intelligently defending himself. Round was almost over. Would have liked to seen more. At the same time, I do believe Vick is the real deal. #UFC217
— Matthew Parker (@mat_you) November 5, 2017
Disappointed for Duffy 🇮🇪 … good finish from Vick https://t.co/pIn2A2NN92
— Cramer (@rosscra47) November 5, 2017
I still think Vick was gonna win but felt the stoppage was bad.He covered then improved position. What could Duffy have done 2 show hes ok?
— @WorldOfAliens (@WorldOfAliens) November 5, 2017
To be fair to Duffy, I think he had his guard back up and ref shouldn’t have stopped it that early. Yet I still think Vick would have won it
— Keef🇮🇪 (@Gorrell1) November 5, 2017
Great win for Vick. Tough one for Duffy being so close to the bell. Fought well up to that point too.
— Peter Carroll (@PetesyCarroll) November 5, 2017
Feel sorry for Joe Duffy but I knew James Vick is a killer
— connor (@hiFletch) November 5, 2017