UFC boss Dana White is furious with UFC referee Mario Yamasaki following his decision to stop UFC Fight Night 112’s headliner early.
In a grudge match featuring Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa in Oklahoma City, Lee sunk in a rear-naked choke near the end of the opening round and was surely just seconds away from either making his opponent tap or putting him to sleep.
Referee Yamasaki – who has plied his trade for a decade – intervened before either could happen, declaring a win for Lee via submission.
Chiesa immediately appealed the call – and may well still appeal the result – quite rightly pointing out that he didn’t tap.
Now, Chiesa is asking for a re-match while Lee believes he’s earned a shot against UFC enigma Khabib Nurmagomedov – all of which translates to a bit of a headache for White.
That, and Yamasaki’s poor call caused White to launch a verbal barrage…
Mario Mazzagatti does it again!!! This guy is more concerned with doing this dumb ass heart bullshit then Ref'n the fight!!! Steals a great moment from Lee or let Mike fight it or tap. Nobody gives a shit that u can make a heart with ur hands like a 12 year old girl they want u to pay attention to what's going on in the fight and do ur job.