All star officials line up for UFC 172


The quality of officiating is one of the most controversial topics in Mixed Martial Arts today. Although Maryland is hosting the UFC for the first time, an all-star line up of officials has been announced by Maryland State Athletic Commission.

Four referees and eight judges have been selected to work at UFC 172 on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at The Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
•Herb Dean – California;
•Dan Miragliotta – New Jersey;
•Kevin Mulhall - New Jersey; and,
•Mario Yamasaki – Maryland.
•Michael Barry – Ohio;
•Richard Bertrand – Florida;
•Derek Cleary – Georgia;
•Brent Colflesh – Pennsylvania;
•Eric Colon – New Jersey;
•Brad Duruttya – Maryland;
•Chris Lee – Florida; and, 
•Cardo Urso – New Jersey.
“We have great confidence in the ability of the 12 MMA officials we have selected,” said Patrick Pannella, Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission.  “Our team of officials, inspectors, and ringside physicians is looking forward to regulating UFC 172 and reflecting the Maryland State Athletic Commission’s high standards.”


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bcolflesh site profile image  

4/27/14 11:52 PM by bcolflesh

Damn, that's cold.

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

4/24/14 6:00 PM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

No Herzog? No all star lineup!

ShaneMillerBJJ site profile image  

4/24/14 5:55 PM by ShaneMillerBJJ

Ya but every now and then after he lets a fight go way to long the hurt fighter comes back and wins and this place goes nuts all over his balls for "letting a fighter recover"

Bounty Hunter site profile image  

4/24/14 4:49 PM by Bounty Hunter

Dan Miragliotta is an all-star ref?!?!? he fuckes up more than any ref on that list, and almost more than any ref period.

Glovegate site profile image  

4/24/14 1:51 PM by Glovegate

Herb has made plenty of bonehead calls and Yamasaki seems to find things to take issue with when Brazilians are fighting because he likes hearing himself speak Portuguese.

moss_4h site profile image  

4/24/14 1:04 PM by moss_4h

all star lineup isn't complete without yve lavigne..

demonbasketball04 site profile image  

4/24/14 12:58 PM by demonbasketball04

You can't call this an all-star cast without BJM.

TARRat site profile image  

4/24/14 9:55 AM by TARRat

Not Cecil, not Adelaide?I'd call it a win.

nzwarrior site profile image  

4/23/14 8:40 PM by nzwarrior

Free rosenthal!