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MMAcca » Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM

Ken Pavia, the agent for UFC welterweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, recently revealed that he will be filing a formal appeal as a result of Johnson’s TKO loss on Saturday during UFC Fight Night 14.

During the bout, Johnson had been on the receiving end of several eye pokes from his opponent, Kevin Burns. In spite of multiple warnings, Johnson still received a severe poke during the third and final round of the fight. After taking the finger to the eye, Johnson retreated to the canvas and covered up. Referee Steve Mazzagatti then called a stop to the fight and later ruled Burns the winner via TKO.


Twenty20Dollars » Posted 6/21/07 4:27:00PM

Should be ruled a NC.

telnights » Posted 6/21/07 4:17:00PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Should be ruled a NC.

At least but I think Burns should be DQed and Johnson given the win or at least go to the scorecards and if that was the case Johnson would have won.

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Wolfenstein » Posted 12/13/07 3:31:00AM

If the decision is reversed--which it should be--will our picks reflect the change? Does anyone know if a similar circumstance has occured here and how it was dealt with?

xphycorx » Posted 7/3/07 12:48:00AM

Posted by luke420187

If the decision is reversed--which it should be--will our picks reflect the change? Does anyone know if a similar circumstance has occured here and how it was dealt with?

i don't think it will be reversed. i am pretty sure, from what i read a few days ago, that the judge's decision is final on mmaplayground.

foottap » Posted 7/22/08 12:40:00PM

It should be ruled an nc. if you win by illegal move you should not get the victory

RMFG_187 » Posted 6/25/07 4:06:00AM

The way it would happen if it did get reversed.

no NC, because it was round 3 in a non title fight. so if he did win the appeal, they would go to the judges scorecards for Round 1 and 2. In other words Rumble wins. but who cares about his record. Burns knows he lost that fight, Johnson knows he won, and Us fans agree with Johnson ( most of us ). It sorta gains him more fan base if he losses a fight he really won. but just my 2 cents.

I still think it most likely wont get overturned, but If it did, I would be happy for him

loonytnt » Posted 7/9/07 11:43:00AM

if anthony wins i will appeal my pick

billycarnage » Posted 7/30/07 3:23:00PM

A lot of people mistook his coments about fighting all the best fighters at all weight classes and tyring to be a dominant champion. I recall people saying he was just another Melvin Guillard. I thought he was very classy in his loss given the circumstances. I would have been pissed. I am a bigger fan because of it.
I was very impressed with Burns but he has got to do something about that hand.

Darnok » Posted 9/10/07 6:37:00PM

He definately should have beend D'Qued

prozacnation1978 » Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM

i think he should
it should be ruled a no contest

Porch28 » Posted 2/11/07 3:08:00PM

Thank God somebody is trying to do something about that BS call

LegacyMMA » Posted 7/22/08 3:50:00PM

I agree completly and its the reason I hate Steve Mazzagotti. see my list
Steve Mazzagatti

Steve Mazzagatti is a ref for UFC and IFL and a few other MMA events, and he is by far the worst ever.

I despise him because he makes bad calls, dangerous calls and is overall just a bad ref.

My reasons are many so I have listed them here.

1 Brock lesner fight, horrible call Mir should have lost but Steve screwed it up.

2. the recent fight with A Johnson, where he was poked in the eye three times and when it finally hurt him soo badly he couldnt go on. What does Steve Mazzagatti do now? He gives the win to the other guy who just broke the rules.

3. He had a horrible mustache that looked very pedophile like.

(THe following are not proven but Steve has never said they werent true)
4.Steve Mazzagatti double dips on party platters.

5. Steve Mazzagatti: drops the F-bomb in front of preschoolers.

6. Steve Mazzagatti: uses expired coupouns whenever possible.

7. Steve Mazzagatti: tips at 8% or less, always.

8. Steve Mazzagatti hates children and puppies.

9. Steve Mazzagatti talks on his cell in movies theaters.

10. Steve Mazzagatti shouts out the punchline to every joke.

11. Steve Mazzagatti doesnt believe the holocaust happened.

12. Steve Mazzagatti never recycles ever, in fact he empties his neighbors recycling into the garbage.

13. Steve Mazzagatti speeds at 100mph in school zones.

14. Steve Mazzagatti gives bad directions on purpose.

15. Steve Mazzagatti picks all the oreo chunks out of the cookies and cream ice cream, leaving a mushy vanilla for everyone else.

16. Steve Mazzagatti sings the lyrics wrong really loud.

17. Steve Mazzagatti is a mouth breather.

18. Steve Mazzagatti never picks up after his dog.

19. Steve Mazzagatti wears white after labor day.

20. Steve Mazzagatti never uses his blinkers.

21. He drinks milk from the carton no matter where hes at.

22. He still plays 'super bass tapes' in his car to annoy everyone around him.


He refers to himself as ' the Steveanator'

24. He once poured sugar in my gastank while burning an american flag.

25. He is penpals with Osama Bin Laden.

26. He cuts in line at Disney.

27. Steve takes peoples lightbulbs from thier bathroom, as a joke.

28. Steve once talked to a guy who was friends with some other guy who was a murderer. Concincidence? You be the judge.

29. Steve cuts down trees on arbor day.


Steve drives a hummer just to waste gas

31. Steve parks in handicap spot with no permit.

31. Steve eats all the M&M's out of trail mix.

32. Steve enters the special olymiics so he can win.

33. Steve slips the girls the tongue when practicing cpr.

34. Steve goes through the communion line twice to avoid having to go out to eat later.

35. Steve thought Battlefield Earth was an awesome movie.

36. Steve is a volunteer meder maid because he thinks it fun.

37. Steve knows what crop circles mean, but he wont tell anyone.

38. Steve dresses up as Santa at christmas only to pull off the beard and hat and ruin kids belief that santa existis, he does it the same thing with the easter bunny, tooth fairy, and Chanukah Harry.

39. Steve gives Brussel sprouts and Artichoke hearts to trick or treaters.

Steve went to Astronomy. com and bought as many stars as he could and named them all derivatives of "Stevanator; Stevo, Stevester..."

41. Steve Magzzatti, scalps expired tickets at sporting events.

42. Steve wears Yellow to funerals.

43. Steve blocks every channel on his kids TV except for Home shopping network.

44. If Steve gets hold of your cell phone he we will change your default language to Arabic.

breakdown5 » Posted 1/15/07 7:35:00PM

Rightfully so IMO. Johnson was robbed. TKO via eye poke... I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it myself.

moob » Posted 2/24/07 2:39:00PM

Yeah, thanks for that list LegacyMMA - very insightful, for a 5 yr old.

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