Rosenthal: ‘I was just a little slow on the trigger’
In the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 4, Chris Weidman dropped Mark Munoz, and started to Ground n Pound.
He didn’t stop for a while.
Fans faulted referee Josh Rosenthal for not stopping the bout sooner, and Rosenthal agrees.
“I came home and I watched it, and I was kind of like you know, if I was sitting here, watching this on the couch, I probably would have been talking smack about myself,” admitted Rosenthal. “I always say accountability is a huge part of the sport, and you are accountable for your actions.
“I feel like I was just a little slow on the trigger. I don’t want to see guys take unnecessary punishment. It’s a rough sport. Everyone knows what they sign in for, but it’s a millisecond-basis game. You’re making choices right there on the spot, and in the heat of the moment, I felt like I was seeing some stuff.
“In hindsight, I have to step my game up and make sure I’m on point for the next guys.”