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...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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...
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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...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

'MMA Roasted' skewers UFC 163

Combat comedian Adam Hunter of @MMARoasted is back with another round of death-defying jokes from his eponymous YouTube show . This week he takes on the fighters of UFC 163: Aldo vs The Korean Zombie--a headline just asking for some wisecrackery. Also starring: Phil Davis, Lyoto Machida, Josh Koscheck, Vinny Magalhaes, Phil Davis, Lloyd Irvin, Urijah Faber, Ronda Rousey, Steve Mazzagatti...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Prez Dana White Rips MMA Ref Steve Mazzagatti in Profanity Laced Tirade

Dana White blasts Steve Mazzagatti's handling of Jon Fitch vs Josh Burkman with a 9 minute f-bomb laced rant that got to that mark because Ariel Helwani likes to make himself part of the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

MMA Ref Steve Mazzagatti Missed a Good Fight at WSOF 3

Jon Fitch vs Josh Burkman 2 from WSOF 3 in Las Vegas Saturday. MMA referee Steve Mazzagatti is a step behind Josh in realizing the fight is over and Fitch is out. **Follow us on Twitter, View... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dana White’s reaction to the Fitch/Burkman fight was pretty interesting.

No bashing, no snide remarks, just a simple observation full of respect to Josh Burkman and cutting down Mazzagatti. Ok, so it wasn’t a completely vitriol-free tweet, Mazzagatti took one on the chin, but what matters here is the fact that Dana was giving respect to the fighters, that’s something I’m happy about. And let’s be honest here, Mazzagatti was just standing there...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting 3 Results

Josh Burkman shocked many onlookers at World Series of Fighting 3 on Friday night, choking former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch unconscious at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Fitch was the favored fighter coming into the WSOF 3 main event, but somebody forgot to tell Burkman that he wasn’t supposed to win. The two fighters engaged right away, Fitch moving...
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Fitch Gets Choked Unconscious in 41 Seconds by Josh Burkman (Video)

Jon Fitch’s post-UFC career got off to a quiet start on Friday night at WSOF 3, as in he was soundly put to sleep by Josh Burkman (pictured) with a guillotine choke. I’m not quite sure what’s more surprising, the fact that Burkman served up the upset special, that it only took him 41 seconds to choke Fitch unconscious or that Steve Mazzagatti forgot he was in the middle of...
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Talking TUF with Denise Tracey, Episode 12: the semi-finals

Talking TUF With Denise Tracey Episode 12 The Semis Of the twelve week season so far, the semi-final episode was the best (as it should be) by far.  It started out in the Harley-Davidson showroom with the coaches and semi-finalists; under the benevolent and watchful eye of the Baldfather, checked out all the options and perks that come with a tricked out Harley.  The TUF...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Big John McCarthy, UFC / MMA refs share craziest fight moments

Vlogger, "Referees Big John McCarthy, Herb Dean and Steve Mazzagatti share some of their craziest moments from the cage including two hilarious stories of Bas Rutten and Chael... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dana White Rips Referee Steve Mazzagatti Prior to UFC 156 Superfight

Knock, knock. – Who’s there? – Every fighter’s worst nightmare (according to UFC president Dana White). The Nevada State Athletic Commission has appointed controversial – and incompetent (if you were to ask White) – referee Steve Mazzagatti to be the third man inside the cage for Saturday’s UFC 156 superfight between Frankie Edgar (Pictured) and featherweight king Jose...
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

45 Best Photos Of Kang Ye Bin – UFC’s New Octagon Girl

With the UFC headed to China for the first time in a couple of weeks, the brain trust over at Zuffa decided they needed to add an Asian Ring Girl to the current stable of Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer. Enter Korean model & actress Kang Ye Bin. Kang already hosts a UFC Insider-like show in her native South Korea, but now she is taking her talents to the big time. No word...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Mazzagatti Draws UFC 143 Referee Assignment for Condit-Diaz

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has appointed Steve Mazzagatti to referee the interim welterweight title clash between Nick Diaz on Carlos Condit on Feb. 4.
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Saffiedine comes back from rough first to get by Stinson at Strikeforce

LAS VEGAS - Tarec Saffiedine looked beat to hell at the end of 15 minutes, but it was only a few Tyler Stinson shots that busted him open. Much of the fight was waged on the ground with Saffiedine riding Stinson. The judges chose the fighter who maintained top control giving Saffiedine a split decision victory, 28-29, 30-27 and 29-28, in fight No. 1 on the main of the Showtime broadcast...
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January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Photo: Jon Fitch wrestles referee after UFC 141 knockout

Johny Hendricks scored a 12-second knockout of Jon Fitch at UFC 141 on Friday night. When Fitch came to, he thought he was still fighting and tried to wrestle referee Steve Mazzagatti. If Fitch was facing Mazzagatti, he would have had a nice start on the round. Unfortunately, he had already lost.
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December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Bedford rolls at TUF 14 Finale, Gaudinot simply too small

LAS VEGAS - Louis Gaudinot may turn out to be an elite fighter at 125 pounds, but he couldn't even compete tonight at 135 at the Season 14 "Ultimate Fighter Finale." A big bantamweight in Johnny Bedford threw Gaudinot around like a doll on his way to a third round finish (submission via strikes) with 3:02 left in the fight. Bedford (18-9-1, 1-0 UFC) made it to the...
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December 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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