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The referee let Ed Herman fake a groin strike, but Twitter didn’t

Twitter let Ed Herman have it after a controversial low blow call

Ed Herman scored a win at UFC Vegas 10, but it didn’t come without controversy — and it all revolved around a head-scratching call that came in the second round of his fight with Mike Rodriguez.

During the second round, the two were engaged in a clinch battle up against the cage, when Rodriguez landed a knee that landed to Herman’s body and sent him crumbling to the mat.

Ed Herman gets time for a low blow call when there wasn’t a low blow

While Rodriguez thought he was finishing the fight, referee Chris Tognoni called the bout to a pause for a low blow, which Rodriguez openly expressed frustration about.

Upon replay, the knee Rodriguez didn’t connect with Herman’s nether regions, but with the abdomen, meaning the fight should have been called for a second-round TKO win for Rodriguez.

Twitter saw what unfolded and let Herman have it.

https://twitter.com/MayceeBarber/status/1304956146957062145?s=20

https://twitter.com/mattdmma1/status/1304955895231713280?s=20

https://twitter.com/GodsMma/status/1304955864990662656?s=20

Herman went on to score the comeback victory in the third round, where he locked up a last-minute kimura and scored a submission. When asked about the phantom low blow call, Herman told Michael Bisping he was hit hard but wasn’t sure where before complaining about a lack of energy in the building.

Maybe Rodriguez losing was the ultimate low blow in that bout.

UFC Vegas 10 takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.