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rockdawg21 06-17-2009 07:36 PM

Lesnar/Mir II by Herb Dean, GSP/Alves by Mazz
Herb Dean's my favorite ref, he does a good job. Mir won't have Mazz there to save him this time. :punch:


Herb Dean to oversee Lesnar vs. Mir II, Steve Mazzagatti draws St. Pierre vs. Alves
by Staff on Jun 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm ET

Veteran referees Herb Dean and Steve Mazzagatti have been officially appointed as the third men in the cage for the UFC's upcoming title fights.

Dean will oversee the heavyweight title unification match at UFC 100 between current champion Brock Lesnar and interim title-holder Frank Mir, while Mazzagatti will referee the same card's welterweight title fight between champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Thiago Alves,

The decision was made at the Nevada State Athletic Commission's June meeting, and NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed the appointments on Tuesday's edition of "GoodSports," co-hosted by Radio's George Garcia.

UFC 100 takes place July 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The two title fights cap off an 11-fight card for the UFC that also includes "The Ultimate Fighter 9" coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping squaring off in a middleweight bout.

UFC president Dana White has openly criticized Mazzagatti's performance on multiple occasions, including as recently as Friday's UFC 99 Fan Club Q&A session in Cologne, Germany.

Despite White's concerns, Kizer said he has no problem with appointing Mazzagatti who works as a firefighter when he's not in the cage to one of the sport's most important contests.

"I don't know why Steve's got such a bad rap from Dana," Kizer said. "All I can think of is Steve, as a fireman, he has paramedic training. I think compared to the other referees, he probably knows better if a guy is hurt or not."

Kizer also said Mario Yamasaki and Yves Lavigne would be in charge of additional bouts on the UFC 100 card, while Dean, Mazzagatti, Josh Rosenthal and Kim Winslow are working Saturday night's The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

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Maldonado136 06-17-2009 09:06 PM

crap why does mazzagatti gotta ref the gsp fight?? that sucks

County Mike 06-17-2009 09:17 PM

Why do they need more than two refs for one card? It seems that a card usually has about 10 fights on it. They can't use two refs working every other fight for 5 each? I'm curious how much they get paid to show up to a UFC event and work 2 or 3 fights. I know they also have other duties, like checking on the fighters before they enter the cage, etc. but it seems just about any SAC official could do that.

Hughes_GOAT 06-18-2009 03:07 AM


F34R 06-18-2009 03:11 AM

since Lesnar tapping will be more than obvious, and GSP will knock out Alves, the ref is only a technicality in these two fights.

David_Banner 06-18-2009 03:34 AM

I like Mazzagatti. I think its easy for people to forget the refs perspective isnt "Multiple camera angles" like ours is.

Hughes_GOAT 06-18-2009 03:36 AM


Originally Posted by F34R
since Lesnar tapping will be more than obvious, .

Lesnar will be tapping the UFC HW title that Dana is putting around his waist after the fight.

F34R 06-19-2009 01:11 PM

sig bet HG?

I love your current sig btw, so when I win the bet, I couldn't ask you to change that one. hehe

logrus 06-19-2009 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by County Mike
Why do they need more than two refs for one card? It seems that a card usually has about 10 fights on it.

Incase 1 guy gets the Hersey squirts. :scared0011:

VCURamFan 06-19-2009 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by logrus
Incase 1 guy gets the Hersey squirts. :scared0011:

When you're climbing up a latter & you feel something splatter...:Whistle:

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