Watch controversial UFC 112 stoppage as Dana White SLAMS referee

Watch controversial UFC 112 stoppage as Dana White SLAMS referee

Watch controversial UFC 112 stoppage as Dana White SLAMS referee

Lee was announced the victor of the fight by rear-naked choke, but it came without a tap out or Chiesa becoming unconscious.

The longtime referee has been nothing less than extremely all over the place in his decisions when to stop a fight, as he allows contests like Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne to continue when one fighter is clearly knocked out and unable to defend, but then calls off a main event bout when a fighter is in trouble but not out.

This has to be good news for the UFC, as well as those near the top of the lightweight division, since many speculated that McGregor would not fight in the UFC in 2017. "I just follow what the ref tells me".

"You robbed me. So I think it's only right that me and my team, we go back, we go to the commission, we do what we can to get this overturned and I'm going to look to get a rematch", Chiesa said.

And a certain lost aspect of this unfortunate result is that the surging Lee's best performance will be sullied by controversy. It was Chiesa's first bout since April 2016, and the rust showed.

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Lee has already targeted a rumored date in December in his hometown of Detroit for his next fight and Chiesa is on board for that timeline if the UFC will try this fight one more time. Lee held a 22-3 advantage in significant strikes at the time of the finish. The 24-year-old "Motown Phenom" now has more wins than any other UFC lightweight since he debuted for the organisation in 2014.

Although even popular ref Big John McCarthy publicly came to the defense of Yamasaki, Dana White did the opposite, and attacked him for ruining the spectacle, and for doing that love-heart gesture thing at the start of the fight. He wants to fight in Detroit. You need to get in line. "Let's get it in, baby".

The card also features a pair of former champions in Johny Hendricks and B.J. Penn, who take on Tim Boetsch and Dennis Siver, respectively. On Saturday morning, Hendricks weighed in at 188 pounds, two pounds over the 186-pound weight threshold.

Hendricks considered retirement past year after losing three fights in a row in the welterweight division before deciding to make one final push by moving up to middleweight.

The final indignity falls to Justine Kish who was fighting Felice Herrig.

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