"@EricHolden @CjonesCar Smh this kinda BS annoys me about fighters.win &lose graciously #sportsmanship #professionalism Eye won bottom line," Eye tweeted.
Eye's tweet was a response to Kaufman's recent interview with Bloody Elbow, where the Canadian essentially said she got robbed of a victory at UFC 166.
"I felt really good, and I could see that she looked defeated," Kaufman said of Eye. "I was so confident in that third round. That sealed the deal for me. Then they started reading the cards. They read 29-28 for Jessica, then 29-28 for me, and then when they read that third one, I was honestly in disbelief. I was pretty upset. I felt like I'd won. The crowd thought I won. Almost everyone thought that I won.
"Overall, I don't think we can be unhappy with the fight, because yes, I could have done more, or I should have finished her, but I found out that one of the judges scored her the third round. You know, I feel like something needs to be done. I feel like I won the second and the third, for sure. For the judge to give me the second round and not the third...something is wrong with the judging in that sense."
Kaufman said she hopes to fight Eye again sometime in the future, because she's hoping to settle the score.
"It mars the fight for both Jessica and myself," Kaufman said. "Honestly, Jessica came out and fought hard. It was a great fight. To have it marred by something like that...you want to win knowing the decision was just. I feel bad for her in that sense, in that she has the win, yet the majority of people don't think she won. It's kind of a misrepresentation for myself and for her.
"If there was a way to turn it into a no contest and then have us fight again, just to be clear, I would be okay with that, even though I think that I won the fight. The thing is, you can't be too sour grapes about it. It's a fight, and you don't want to be pouting and stamping your feet, but you do want what's right and what's just."
If there's any lesson to take from this, its that fighters should never leave it in the hands of the judges. Sure Kaufman vs Eye could have and probably should have been called a draw, but the UFC likes to declare a winner even in a close fight.
If a fighter fails to finish a fight, controversial judges' decisions are bound to happen.