Steve Mazzagatti to ref UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar

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FastKnockout
1/22/13 4:46:39PM
During a meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission tapped veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti to officiate UFC 156's main event between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar.

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Bubbles
1/22/13 4:48:13PM
can't believe I'm going to say this but better than Dan Mirgliotta
jae_1833
1/22/13 4:55:04PM
Combine this with their pick of judges and you hqve the perfect storm for a controversial fight.
airkerma
1/22/13 4:55:33PM
Where the ****ing **** is winslow?!?!
sparky
1/22/13 4:57:52PM

Posted by Bubbles

can't believe I'm going to say this but better than Dan Mirgliotta



I feel the same way at this moment
Manak
1/22/13 5:43:46PM
Why the hell isn't Herb doing all title fights... fuck this random picking ref shit. Put the best guy for the biggest fights
pmoney
1/22/13 6:23:42PM
Where the fuck is Big John? Dude rarely referees UFC fights anymore.
Bubbles
1/22/13 6:30:10PM

Posted by pmoney

Where the fuck is Big John? Dude rarely referees UFC fights anymore.


I know he had his beef with them before but I have seen him ref a couple events last year so I have no idea whats going on there. I believe the AC assigns the judges and refs so I guess McCarthy has requested not to ref any of their events?

on a side note, I think Marc Goddard has become a solid ref and should start getting more high profile fights
postman
1/22/13 6:40:36PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by pmoney

Where the fuck is Big John? Dude rarely referees UFC fights anymore.


I know he had his beef with them before but I have seen him ref a couple events last year so I have no idea whats going on there. I believe the AC assigns the judges and refs so I guess McCarthy has requested not to ref any of their events?

on a side note, I think Marc Goddard has become a solid ref and should start getting more high profile fights



I got the feeling Big John wasn't into traveling. I might be wrong but I think he only Refs in Cali and Vegas. But again I might be wrong on that.
Bubbles
1/22/13 6:46:36PM

Posted by postman

I got the feeling Big John wasn't into traveling. I might be wrong but I think he only Refs in Cali and Vegas. But again I might be wrong on that.


doesn't he run a program/school for MMA judges and referees? Maybe a combination of both restricts where he refs.

but this fight is in Vegas though
prophecy033
1/22/13 7:16:34PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by pmoney

Where the fuck is Big John? Dude rarely referees UFC fights anymore.


I know he had his beef with them before but I have seen him ref a couple events last year so I have no idea whats going on there. I believe the AC assigns the judges and refs so I guess McCarthy has requested not to ref any of their events?

on a side note, I think Marc Goddard has become a solid ref and should start getting more high profile fights



I got the feeling Big John wasn't into traveling. I might be wrong but I think he only Refs in Cali and Vegas. But again I might be wrong on that.

He was at the Strikeforce in Portland
TeamDEY
1/22/13 8:20:34PM
shit
prozacnation1978
1/22/13 8:43:52PM
What !!! Herb or Mario werent options ?
bjj1605
1/23/13 12:38:28AM
Mazz has made some bad calls before but I think he gets too much heat.

On the whole, he's not that bad.
BillsNewAccount
1/23/13 11:29:54AM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by postman


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by pmoney

Where the fuck is Big John? Dude rarely referees UFC fights anymore.


I know he had his beef with them before but I have seen him ref a couple events last year so I have no idea whats going on there. I believe the AC assigns the judges and refs so I guess McCarthy has requested not to ref any of their events?

on a side note, I think Marc Goddard has become a solid ref and should start getting more high profile fights



I got the feeling Big John wasn't into traveling. I might be wrong but I think he only Refs in Cali and Vegas. But again I might be wrong on that.

He was at the Strikeforce in Portland



Helwani says Big John isn't commissioned in Nevada. So no Vegas fights for him.

Also, I like Mirgliotta for title fights. Say what you want about Mirgliotta but when he calls a fight you know there will be no early stoppage.