Posted by RMFG_187
When will you all drop it. Dan is a good ref that has made some mistakes. 2 that I can think of, and Jon Mccarthy has made 2 mistakes in 1 night! Yet he is the greatest Ref to ever live. Just cuz one of the fights involved Kimbo and JT, doesnt mean that he should be taken off as a ref.
go watch the fight again. When JT is landing the bo's in round 2. look at the camera angle we got, and look at the angle that he had. it looked like he was just rubbing elbow on his face from Mergs point of view.
all im saying is forget about it, and give this guy some respect, he has the HARDEST job in the world. and does it damn well.
BTW I saw this guy RNC a fan, has Mazzagoti, yamasaki, mr Boo or any of them done that? Nop.
I have watched the fight many times. Dan was very biased in this fight. That wasn't a mistake or a opps, I can live with those. What Dan did was show blatant favoritism. First he stood the fight up when JT was in side mount and he wasn't even there that long. Then JT gets side mount again and before JT has time to do anything really Dan says he is going to stand it up. JT had Kimbo in a crucifix for almost 2 mins dropping elbows on Kimbo and yet again while he should have been stopping the fight he says he is going to stand it up. Now granted they weren't the hardest punch and elbows in the world but he also wasn't just rubbing him. But all that a side there is still the fact Kimbo could not defend himself from JT hitting him for almost half the round. Then after all that he stops the fight standing even though JT had taken Kimbo down 3 times after getting rocked but for some reason this time is different. Oh yeah his ear was bleeding
. Then you have to look at the fact one of the judges scored the 2nd round in favor of Kimbo (now that's not Miragliotta fault but its shows there was something shady going on). You also have to think why is it every time Miragliotta says he was going to stand it up happened to be when Jared Shaw (who was the VP of EliteXC at the time) was yelling for him to stand them up. This is the same Jared Shaw that was in the ring hugging on Kimbo and telling him congrats before Kimbo's own corner got in there. One thing would have been no big deal but when you add all these things up there's a big problem and its not just a mistake. Its our job as fans to see this doesn't happen again.
You know whats funny a week later after that fight at UFC 85 Vera gets mounted and is doing a much better job of defending for a lot less time than Kimbo did and Miragliotta jumps in and stops that fight.