Posted by Patchedup15
Posted by FlashyG
Anyone notice the weird call in Bellator tonight?
Akop Stepanyan had a pt deducted for holding the fence before they even moved from their corners to engage for the 3rd round
I assume it was for something he did at the end of the 2nd round, but why didn't they remove the pt then. I assume since the ref made the call in the 3rd round the pt would be deducted then.
I thought UFC reffing and judging was bad...that was ridiculous.
reffing isn't run by promotion, it's an athletic comm. thing
I'm aware...although when it comes to Referee's the more experienced ones tend to handle all of the UFC's main card fights, while a local ref or 2 will get to work on the undercard. I haven't seen Herb Dean in a Bellator cage ever, it seems the UFC gets all the experienced guys while Bellator makes due with local officials.
I also don't think the ref was wrong to take the point, I just thought the way it was handled was very confusing and amateurish.