POLL: Does Jason High Deserve To Be Cut After Shoving The Referee At UFC Fight Night 42?

Jason High made his UFC lightweight debut at tonight’s (Sat., June 7, 2014) UFC Fight Night 42 from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but it didn’t exactly go his way. The power-wrestling former welterweight faced a tough challenge in No. 5-ranked Rafael dos Anjos, who came in angry after a UFC on FOX 11 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

High used his takedowns to find some early success, but he quickly ran out of steam as a huge lightweight fighting in high altitude. Dos Anjos rocked him and unleashed some shots on the ground to earn a stoppage from the referee, but High didn’t agree with the ending.

In fact, he hated it so much he actually pushed the referee. That’s not something that we see all that often, and it could end up costing High his employment with the UFC.

Do you think he should stay or go?

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9 Comments

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    Zip

    June 8, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Push a referee, you're gone. Simple matter.

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    matt1926

    June 8, 2014 at 3:53 am

    What do you expect from a dude that calls himself the kansas city bandit and wears a doo rag over his mouth on the way to the cage. To me that means if he wasn't fighting he would be robbing people at gunpoint for a living. let him stay,

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    ksooner76

    June 8, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Mannnn rough call but you get invited to the big leagues you cant go pushing ref unless it was Mazagatti

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    jmedno5891

    June 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

    If he can't even control himself against a ref what's he gonna do when he runs into a fighter who's able to push his buttons during the fight. I can see him busting a Paul Daley in the future for sure.

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    watermelon fresh

    June 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Any fighter that puts their hands on another especially the ref should be cut immediately and beyond that should be suspended indefinitely by the athletic commission locally and Vegas

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    Bruce Lee

    June 8, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Some rule violations are too mild to require UFC disciplinary action – athletic commission fine is enough. Some are so severe they require being let go by the UFC. Because High had taken some heavy shots and it was in the heat of the moment and there was no serious injury and because he apologized and will be fined I think that is enough but this should be his first and second strike.

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      falcon4917

      June 9, 2014 at 12:44 am

      I agree, not release worthy like Paul Daley. He could have done that outside the cage to anyone and nobody but the biggest pus*ie would charge him for it. But because this is a pro sport he would need to be told it was his last strike before getting cut.

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