Did Akira Corasini tap?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Three ref are having lunch together. The first ref says “I always calls ’em as I see ’em.”

The second ref says “Hmph. I calls ’em as they are.”

The third umpire slowly looks at his two colleagues and declares “It ain’t nothin’ until I call ’em.”

On the latest episode of TUF 14, many fans saw a tap when Team Miller’s Dustin Neace slapped a slick heel hook on Akira Corassani from bottom half guard. Herb Dean is the best referee in Mixed Martial Arts, and he did not call a stop to the fight.

Corasini went on to win a Majority Decision, and then sauntered over to Neace on the stool and showboated up close and personal. Coach Michael Bisping pulled Akira back and saying “Don’t lower yourself to their level.”

There was a commotion until Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, got boss on the situation, and told Akira he’s about to get suspended and thrown off the show.

In the end counltess things that happen in MMA are judgement calls, and this time, Herb Dean didn’t call it, os in the end, it wasn’t a tap.