Following Sunday night’s UFC Fight Night 83 event, referee Mario Yamasaki found himself on the receiving end of yet another rant by UFC President Dana White after the way he handled — or failed to handle — his responsibilities as the third man in the Octagon for the evening’s main event.
White, who has a storied history of publicly criticizing the veteran MMA referee, returned with a brand new rant after Yamasaki failed to stop the action in the main event in a timely fashion.
The headline bout of the UFN 83 event, which took place live on Sunday evening in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, saw Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone finish late-replacement opponent Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira with a first-round triangle choke.
The only problem? Yamasaki was once again overly late in stopping a fight where someone could have suffered unnecessary punishment. Considering the fact that most would consider that one of the primary duties for an MMA official, White was less than happy with Yamasaki.
The UFC President took toi his official Twitter page soon after the fight ended, as he posted the following unfiltered review of Mario Yamasaki’s performance in the “Cowboy vs. Cowboy” main event.
10 taps before Yamasaki stops it after @Cowboycerrone tells him!!! And he was looking right at it……WOW!!!!! ????????
— Dana White (@danawhite) February 22, 2016
Find out how the rest of the fights turned out on Sunday night by reading our complete UFC Fight Night 83 Results.