Mizugaki paid win bonus despite loss

by Ken Pishna | source: mmaweekly.com
 

“I’m not a judge, but when I think something is wrong and it needs to be righted… he’s here and he got paid his win bonus,” said UFC president Dana White at the UFC 144 post-fight press conference in Saitama, Japan, on Saturday night.

White has never been one to hold his tongue, and when it comes to referees and judges, he’s been much more than vocal. He’s been a virtual vuvuzela, bringing attention to one of the more desperate issues in mixed martial arts in need of an overhaul.

The UFC exec was answering a question about what he thought of Takeya Mizugaki’s fight.

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zedlepln site profile image  

2/26/12 11:15 AM by zedlepln

 Love your style.

EVILYOSHIDA site profile image  

2/26/12 11:15 AM by EVILYOSHIDA

Another japanese/asian fighter gets screwed in a decision. pathetic.

Smith1234 site profile image  

2/26/12 11:07 AM by Smith1234

They need a whole program to grade and rate people. They need to have fighting experience. And they need to use more judges across MMA orgs so that people can grade out well and move up to the big show.I don;t know what the process is now, seems non-existant.

Brigham site profile image  

2/26/12 11:07 AM by Brigham

You really aren't this stupid are you?

PiousDevil site profile image  

2/26/12 11:00 AM by PiousDevil

Because even if you think edgar somehow eeked out the win, you still think he just squeaked by and the fight was by no means a robbery. (henderson stomped frankie, though). Mitz got robbed. Also, paying two fighters in the same fight championship money would severely affect the shows profitability.

RML site profile image  

2/26/12 8:11 AM by RML

Are you for real?

Walnuts site profile image  

2/26/12 8:06 AM by Walnuts

Dana's usually good about the win bonus when there's an outright robbery.

GeeMac site profile image  

2/26/12 8:06 AM by GeeMac

Why not? It works for the WWE, doesn't it? ; )

slamming site profile image  

2/26/12 7:56 AM by slamming

What you got against the refs that the Tokyo Athletic Commission put in place for the event?

Humphrey site profile image  

2/26/12 7:51 AM by Humphrey

the lack of knowledge in this is incredible.