UFC President Dana White has never been a fan of NSAC referee Kim Winslow, but he thinks she did the right thing on Saturday night. Winslow refed the bout between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale: Faber Vs Jorgensen. Zingano won the bout by TKO in the third round, but Tate said the actions of Winslow cost her the fight and that she was still ok to continue. Zingano, and most mma pundits, thought Tate was done; and now White has gone on record in saying he thought the fight was over as well.
He told MMAJunkie:
“She was in a bad position; I think it was a good stoppage. People can say her hand was down and everything else, but she just ate six, seven, eight knees. It was time for the fight to be stopped.”
On the possible illegal knee:
“Her hand might have been down for a second. First of all, it’s a stupid rule anyway. It’s the dumbest rule in the sport, number one. Number two, the referee was right there while the fight was going on. Not that that’s one of my favorite referees – there’s a lot that that referee doesn’t see – but I do not agree that was a bad stoppage. It was a good stoppage. Was it illegal, what happened? If she saw it or didn’t see it, that fight needed to be stopped either way in my opinion.”
“I’m not a big fan of the ref who reffed that fight; there’s a lot of stuff that that referee doesn’t see. But I have absolutely no beef whatsoever with that stoppage.”
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