Referee Josh Rosenthal explains 'one more round' error

source: The Underground

During the UFC 139: Henderson vs. Shogun main event Saturday night, referee Josh Rosenthal warned Hendo and Shogun that round three would be their last. Henderson corrected him, saying there were three more.

The move took on even greater significance as over the first three rounds Henderson won the decision, but after five rounds, things got ambiguous in the eyes of many onlookers including UFC President Dana White, who saw a 10-8 round in the fifth, which would have left the fight a tie.

The five rounds also helped create what many call the best fight in the sport's history.

General consensus is that five round main events are a must, but that the 10 Point Must system needs work, in this case notably for a clearer definition of what constitutes a 10-8 round.

Below Rosenthal explains on the UG what led to the error.


Rosenthal here

From: ronin jdr
Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 166

Thanks for all the support and kind words, i truly appreciate it. As far as the "last Round" comment, my paper work for the fight said 3 rounds, My bad. Funny though when Dan told me 3 more rounds.

It was an true honor to officiate over true legends of our sport. They both showed how great their hearts are.

Thank you

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TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

9/22/14 3:42 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight

The MMA Community needs more Refs like this guy. I hope he's doing ok.

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9/22/14 3:38 PM by caposa

No idea. Just wishful thinking

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9/22/14 3:23 PM by VinegarStrokes

Will he be able to?

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9/22/14 3:23 PM by Hong Kong Phooey

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9/22/14 3:15 PM by HolyHackZack

Scratch that last part, only his approved contacts can send emails. Anyone can send snailmail though.

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9/22/14 3:05 PM by HolyHackZack

JOSHUA ROSENTHALRegister Number: 17712-111Age: 43Race: WhiteSex: MaleLocated at: Sacramento RRMRelease Date: 03/10/2015'm guessing this is him. If you search his name on the inmate locator it gives an option to send an email directly to him. I don't have time to read the couple of pages of fine print right now but he might appreciate something like that.

caposa site profile image  

9/22/14 2:51 PM by caposa

I can't wait until Rosenthal is back refereeing. The best in the business IMO. Hope he's keeping his head up.

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9/22/14 10:35 AM by BirdWatcher

Vu for good bump.

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9/22/14 10:26 AM by overground

VU'd Josh. Commenting to sub.

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9/22/14 10:13 AM by MasterofMartialArts