UFC President Dana White was not impressed by a perceived refereeing blunder in a UFC Vegas 10 mild heavyweight fight between Ed Herman and Mike Rodriguez.
Mid-way as a result of the struggle, Herman appeared to be dropped by a groin shot, and was supplied some time to recuperate by the referee. However, an immediate replay of the sequence seemed to demonstrate that it was a entire body shot that induced Herman to double-above, not a groin shot. However, Herman was supplied various minutes to get better, and in the long run finished up winning the battle by submission in the third spherical.
Dana White was asked about this controversial fight at the UFC Vegas 10 post-battle push convention, and did not disguise his disappointment.
White scolded referee Chris Tognoni, and in comparison him to referee Steve Mazzagatti, who has been the item of UFC boss’s derision many occasions beforehand.
“It’s really hard not to bang on this dude – the worst I’ve ever viewed,” White claimed of Tognoni at the UFC Vegas 10 post-fight push convention. “He’s f**king Mazzagatti-level. Some Mazzagatti-amount sh*t correct there. That was 1 of the worst things I have at any time seen.
“That kid wins by knockout, technical knockout and loses the fight. A person of the worst points I’ve ever noticed. Disgusting.”
In Nevada, where the struggle transpired, officers have minimal entry of immediate replay, and can only view replays right after a fight is around. Mainly because the referee paused the struggle owing to a perceived foul, as a result, he was not able to watch the prompt replay.
“I was all about them tonight about replay,” White mentioned, revealing he spoke to the Nevada Athletic Commission. “We have to have replay. There is gotta be replay. All you have bought to do is glance at the f**king replay that is participating in 6,000 times whilst Herman’s on the ground to say, ‘Oh sh*t I created a slip-up.’ Not only did that occur, but he goes ‘Time!’ And Mike Rodriguez goes, ‘Time? What do you signify time? Fight’s above.’ Then they start out battling once more, he knocks him down once again, and hits him with like 15 punches and elbows and he nevertheless does not end it.
“I assumed Ed Herman owed that person cash or some thing. Like what the f**k did Ed Herman do to this man? Only Ed Herman could have pulled that off, result in that dude is so damn rough. You can not see every little thing. They are human. You just cannot see every thing. That’s a tricky one. How you believe that is a groin kick is next level nuts, but whichever it occurs but what are you going to do? It transpired.”
Even though White conceded that referees are only human, and hence inclined to the occasional error, that did not halt him from laying into Tognoni for the slip-up.
“I’m telling you, nobody has at any time f**ked up a lot more than Mazzagatti, and that was a Mazzagatti instant correct there for that person,” White mentioned. “It was a single of the worst items I’ve ever observed. It was over. The fight was concluded.
“That’s like him staying knocked out and f**king lets give him time to wake up and he can fight again. Basically what it was like. Then as before long as he stood up, the complete facet of his physique was as purple as crimson could be.”
White concluded by revealing that he intends to fork out Rodriguez his acquire revenue, irrespective of the new decline on his report.
“We’re offering Mike his get funds, also,” White stated. “He gained the f**king fight.”
What were your views on the controversial reffing instant at UFC Vegas 10? Are you with Dana White on this one particular?