Mike Rodriguez became as soon as apparently apt seconds away from his second straight knockout victory when referee Chris Tognoni paused his fight with Ed Herman.
After Herman crumbled to the mat, Tognoni declared a low blow had brought on the knockdown. Nonetheless replays clearly showed Rodriguez blasted him to the physique with a knee that came nowhere shut to the groin.
Unfortunately, the referee wasn’t allowed to replace his option fixed with a replay, so the fight persevered, and Herman staged a miraculous comeback to post Rodriguez with a kimura within the third round.
Following the match, UFC President Dana White erupted when addressing Tognoni’s controversial approach to call a wicked when one never took residing, which finally label Rodriguez a purchase he deserved.
“It’s laborious no longer to bang on this guy – the worst I’ve ever considered,” White mentioned of Tognoni on the UFC Vegas 10 post-fight press convention. “He’s fking [Steve] Mazzagatti-stage. Some Mazzagatti-stage sh*t apt there. That became as soon as thought to be one of the most worst issues I’ve ever considered.
“That child wins by knockout, technical knockout and loses the fight. No doubt one of the most worst issues I’ve ever considered. Disgusting.”
White additionally complained in regards to the incapacity for replay to replace the referee’s call, though it became as soon as evident that he made a mistake by pausing the fight for an obvious low blow rather then handing Rodriguez the TKO purchase.
In Nevada, there is limited spend of replay allowed by officials, but most intriguing after a fight ending sequence. Since the referee declared a wicked rather then a establish, he became as soon as no longer allowed to make spend of replay in that occasion.
“I became as soon as all over them tonight about replay,” White mentioned when addressing the Nevada Athletic Price. “Now we ought to secure replay. There’s gotta be replay. All you’ve got to preserve out is peek on the fking replay that’s taking half in 6,000 times whereas Herman’s on the flooring to claim, ‘Oh sh*t I made a mistake.’ No longer most intriguing did that happen, but he goes ‘Time!’ And Mike Rodriguez goes, ‘Time? What lift out you mean time? Fight’s over.’ Then they begin battling all over again, he knocks him down all over again, and hits him with admire 15 punches and elbows and he soundless doesn’t end it.
“I thought Ed Herman owed that guy cash or something. Like what the fgood ample did Ed Herman lift out to this guy? Simplest Ed Herman will secure pulled that off, residing off that guy is so rattling tricky. That that you just might per chance per chance presumably’t see everything. They’re human. That that you just might per chance per chance presumably’t see everything. That’s a tricky one. How you mediate that also can very nicely be a groin kick is next stage nuts, but whatever it happens but what are you going to preserve out? It took residing.”
White has never been panicked about taking diagram at a referee or authentic, especially when Mazzagatti became as soon as a habitual at UFC events in Nevada. Mazzagatti hasn’t officiated a UFC card in numerous years after retiring from his referee tasks, but White hardly ever misses a possibility to invoke his title when a miserable option is made in a fight.
On Saturday evening, it became as soon as Tognoni’s turn to receive White’s tirade.
“I’m telling you, no person has ever fked up bigger than Mazzagatti, and that became as soon as a Mazzagatti moment apt there for that guy,” White mentioned. “It became as soon as thought to be one of the most worst issues I’ve ever considered. It became as soon as over. The fight became as soon as carried out.
“That’s admire him being knocked out and fking lets give him time to win up and he can fight all over again. Literally what it became as soon as admire. Then as soon as he stood up, the overall side of his physique became as soon as as purple as purple also can very nicely be.”
Rodriguez’s supervisor Tyson Chartier has already mentioned he intends to file an charm, but fixed with previous instances, it’s no longer going the cost would in actuality overturn the option. Thankfully, White added that Rodriguez would per chance be compensated smartly for the fight, and he suffered no accidents as a results of the submission utilized by Herman within the third round.
“That’s what I became as soon as genuinely vexed about,” White mentioned. “This kid will get robbed admire that, and he’s got a broken arm. He doesn’t secure a broken arm. He’s OK, which is awesome.
“We’re giving Mike his purchase cash, too. He obtained the fking fight.”