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The Man Called Malaipet, the Lion Fight Years and Retirement Talk

Entering his rematch with Justin Greskiewicz at Lion Fight 17, Malaipet Sasiprapa had indicated that a third straight loss would lead to his retirement. Michael Schiavello informed the AXS TV viewing audience that the man known simply as Malaipet would honor the remaining fight on his contract for Lion Fight. He turned aside any retirement talk with a vintage performance taking...
Via Fight Booth
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF S19E6: The Referee, The Judges, Dana White and a whole lot of craziness

It is amazing that one fight on TUF could contain essentially all of the problems with judging and refereeing in MMA today. It is like this fight is the poster child for all the issues most people have with the judging and officiating side of the sport. Dana White seemed like he was in a perpetual state of incredulousness and you could not blame him. The fight illustrated the very...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White: TUF 19 Controversy Forced NSAC to Make Changes

If you skipped Wednesday night’s episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 19″ – don’t worry, you certainly aren’t the only one – you missed one of the most incompetent judging jobs of all time. After splitting the first two periods, Roger Zapata and Ian Stephens were forced to enter a tiebreaker round. In the final stanza, referee Steve Mazzagatti docked Zapata one point for...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Of The Ultimate Fighter Controversy

Last night’s edition of The Ultimate Fighter was hyped as having controversy on it. It sure as heck did. On last night’s show, Roger Zapata from Team BJ Penn and Ian Stephens from Team Frankie Edgar. The fight after two rounds ended up being tied and went to a sudden death third round. Here is the video that started with the controversy. The referee for the fight was Steve Mazzagatti...
Via Between The Ropes
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Abasolo Versus Jonathon Wyderko: The Hidden Gem Of Lion Fight 14

On a night where Malaipet and Cris Cyborg both lost at Lion Fight 14, this was an easy fight to overlook. Eddie Abasolo versus Jonathon Wyderko was filled with action from two young fighters. Abasolo took a hard-fought SD over the tough Wyderko. Abasolo was cornered by trainer/teammate Kevin Ross and CSA coach Kirian Fitzgibbons. They did the same for the debuting CSA fighter Gaston...
Via Fight Booth
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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