It was another one of those nights for the officials in the UFC. Referee Josh Rosenthal got it right in the James Irvin fight but Colorado officials and ref Herb Dean made a judgement error in the Paul Buentello-Cheick Kongo fight according to UFC president Dana White.
In the second round, Buentello appeared to injure a finger.The fight was stopped while doctors looked at the hand. Then they appeared to pop the finger back into place.
"If he couldn't continue right there, you can't come in [and call timeout]," said White, who thought Buentello broke the finger. I actually appeared to be a dislocation. Dean paused the fight because he thought there was an equipment malfunction with the glove. He was wrong. If Buentello had a dislocated finger and needed medical care, the fight should've been given to Kongo with a TKO victory.
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