Queiroz camp to protest ref performance

Monday, November 12, 2012

An email protesting the officiating today was forwarded to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

“[Referee James] Warring could have contributed to [and] altered the result of the fight after he ordered the fighters to rise up with [after] only 15 seconds [on the ground] … in a moment that was favorable for Vincius,” manager Josef Borges wrote to the Florida State Boxing Commission, which oversaw the event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Volkov’s punches dropped Queiroz on multiple occasions before he stopped him with a flurry at the 4:59 mark of the second round. The fight aired on MTV2.

Queiroz got a takedown in the first round, but was quickly warned by Warring for using his head to pressure Volkov into releasing his arms. Just prior to the stoppage, he earned another takedown, but was stood up by the referee with little time to improve his position.

“MMA means also fighting on the ground,” Borges said in his email to the commission. “Getting a takedown and dominating the ground also adds points to the fight.”

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