UFC Official: Silva DQ Loss At UFC 142 Will Not Be Overturned


After consideration, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner released this statement regarding Erick Silva’s disqualification for illegal blows at UFC 142,

“Based on the referee’s verbal warnings and his determination that the blows were intentional and a disqualifying foul, this is not the type of decision that can be reviewed. Therefore, the decision stands. Recently, Zuffa has decided to implement the use of instant replay at all international events that are self-regulated, and to encourage all regulators to consider the feasibility and effectiveness of instant replay in the sport of MMA. While instant replay would not have reversed the call in the Silva-Prater bout, we believe that it could be valuable to referees and the sport in the future.”

I would have to agree with the decision. Silva clearly landed illegal blows and was warned my Mario Yamasaki. What do you think, was there enough evidence to overturn the fight night decision?


  1. G.B.Hamerick

    January 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    What a joke i agree with rogan there were no back of the head blows

  2. Gman

    January 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    at real time I can see how the referee made the call, He doesn't have the option of seeing it slowed down, Also I think mazagati is one of MMA top referee's. Please remember we are all Human.

  3. Onri

    January 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    It's wasn't Mazagatti, it was Yamasaki. And yeah he is one of the best refs. I think the call was really stupid but when it's like I probably would have thought the same thing.

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