Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/21/13
Some say the mark of a good referee is if nobody remembers whether they were in the cage. Essentially, that means the athletes were allowed to shine and the ref quietly did their job in the shadows. Unfortunately for Dan Miragliotta (Pictured), his presence was known and felt this past Saturday at “UFC on FX 7.” Of the night’s 11 fights, Miragliotta was assigned to four of them. The veteran wasn’t at his best in three of the scraps, including the show’s main event. The evening got off to a rocky start for Miragliotta. In his first foray to the Octagon, he made an errant call that likely cost Yuri Alcantara his third UFC win. Alcantara took Pedro Nobre’s back in the opening round and was giving him the business. However, Miragliotta abruptly stopped the assault because he thought Alcantara was unleashing illegal shots to the back of the head. Nobre remained face down on the canvas while doctors examined him. Nobre ultimately claimed he was unable to continue and the fight was ruled ...
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