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?