July 13, 2011 at 12:45 am
what a ****ing idiot. the guy kept tapping, and the ref is staring into his eyes, not watching the whole picture. referees should have to be put in submission holds so they know wtf is happening, part of their training.
July 13, 2011 at 12:54 am
kick that ****er in the nuts.
July 13, 2011 at 12:58 am
DOES HE NOT KNOW WHAT A TAP IS!? TAPPING HAS BEEN USED AS A SIGN OF SUBMISSION IN COMBAT SPORTS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS!! Wow I just pissed all over the floor, holy ****ing hell
July 13, 2011 at 1:05 am
July 13, 2011 at 1:13 am
Cant blame that guy’s corner for wanting to beatdown that idiot referee.
July 13, 2011 at 1:42 am
that ref should be fired. that guy could be in some serious shit form that arm triangle. but its not the victors fault for holding the submission, ref would have made them continue
July 13, 2011 at 2:08 am
This guy should be banned from MMA and fined, Fu€king horrible! How the he’ll is MMA ever going to be a sport when this kind of ish happens
July 13, 2011 at 2:10 am
Good thing it wasnt a kneebar or a armbar….that ref should never ref again
July 13, 2011 at 2:14 am
First Lentz vs. Oliveira, then Couture vs. Bird, and now this Turkish event. All inside two months
Honestly, I’m curious at this point, what is it about MMA that has some of the most incompetent referees ever to graze any sport?
July 13, 2011 at 2:44 am
If anyone wants to say anything about horrible reffing..and yes this is bad, what about Cyborg and Finney? Cyborg almost beat her to death
July 13, 2011 at 3:33 am
They graze because they are asses.
July 13, 2011 at 3:59 am
good thing the opponent eventually let go…
July 13, 2011 at 4:06 am
Can’t comprehend these referees…. it’s as if they’ve never seen an MMA fight before and have no idea what to expect or look for…. or maybe they’re boxing referees and really have no idea.
July 13, 2011 at 4:22 am
Worst thing I’ve seen from an official in MMA – he shouldn’t be allowed to referee ever again
July 13, 2011 at 4:40 am
Bad refereeing should be a criminal offense.
July 13, 2011 at 4:46 am
To add to my point look at death caused by “dangerous driving” or “battery” with a vehicle charges – that could be that the person just took their eye off the road for 1 second and as a result someone died. Unfortunately even though they did not set out to kill, they still have to face the possible consequence of prison.
Seen as the referee knows there is more of a chance of somebody getting injured in a MMA fight he is officiating than driving his car that fool really needs to have his wits about him. I feel for him but he has to be punished severely…same as the Couture ref.
July 13, 2011 at 4:54 am
July 13, 2011 at 9:15 am
a punch to the face will make him remember to look for the tap!!!!
im serious shit cant be tolerated
July 13, 2011 at 10:21 am
That ref has to be blind inhis left eye..right??? Poor guy was twitching after on the floor. And unfortuantlly because of people like sonnen who say they never tapped you can’t let go till the ref stops it.
July 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm
the ref should train brazjj and should experience geting choke untill they realize that you need atleast a min to supply ur brain with o2 and tap.
July 14, 2011 at 3:09 am
I agree. I feel like there should be charges of like reckless endangerment for referees that don’t properly protect fighter’s safety. maybe that would help these idiots from signing up and saying they know what they’re doing, when they really have no idea. it’s disgusting to watch this, while that idiot doesn’t do anything till THE WINNING FIGHTER just stops and gets up. Even he knew it was enough. And generally as a fighter you wait on the ref to stop it! This ref deserves to be banned from referreeing any sport for life.
July 14, 2011 at 8:19 am
I am afraid that if it was someone I was cornering that was tapping like that and the ref was not even looking for it… I would have punched him right in the mouth and put his ass to sleep!!!
July 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm
something went wrong.
it was like watching two sports at the same time:
a mma event with a curling referee.
July 15, 2011 at 4:43 am
And I thought Steve Mazagatti was bad!
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