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News Dominick Cruz requests to not have Keith Peterson referee UFC 259 fight

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kryptt, Mar 3, 2021.

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Should Fighters get to Influence Referee Selection?

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  2. No

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  3. Yes and be able to select from available refs for that event (Dom's suggestion).

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  1. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    LAS VEGAS – On a number of levels, Dominick Cruz doesn’t want to repeat what happened the last time he stepped inside the UFC cage.

    “I made the request, and you hope the commission can honor your request. But when it all comes down to it, they run things, right?” Cruz said at a pre-fight news conference Wednesday at the UFC Apex. “They have control over everything.”

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    “(UFC vice president of regulatory affairs) Marc Ratner alluded he was able to make that possible for me,” Cruz said.

    https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021...-referee-keither-peterson-not-officiate-fight
     
  2. xhaydenx Black Belt

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    Good. I'm a Cruz fan and I don't want no smokes and booze ruining another win for my boi.
     
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  3. Rorschachxx Brown Belt

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    I always thought this was possible without any issues? I remember Dana saying fighters can refuse certain refs in that famous Mazzegatti-rant.

    Either way I'm with Cruz on this one. Refs have been extremely trigger-happy these past years cause Media went apeshit over some late-stoppages. You dont stop a championship fight when the challenger is getting back up to his feet with a few seconds in the round remaining. I see why Peterson stopped it cause he jumped right in when it looked like Cruz is out, but you have to give him the benefit of the doubt.
     
  4. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    No but common sense should prevail, it should be preferable to not give him that Referee, but if it's the only practical way, then fuck Cruz he gets what he's given.

    Get to pick your judges too? <puh-lease75>
     
  5. Rear Naked Toke Green Belt

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    Yes, they should be able to request a specific ref not work their fight, if there have been past issues between the two. But no to being allowed to select which ref works their fight.

    Also, did anyone else know Mazzagatti became a timekeeper?
     
  6. Fraz WATP

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    Cruz needs to chill out, perhaps have some booze and cigarettes to settle his nerves.
     
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  7. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Perhaps he should try to avoid getting his ass kicked next time.
     
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  8. Tairy Hesticles Blue Belt

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    I get where he's coming from, but I don't think you want to open this can of worms. What happens when someone requests a referee and that referee does some questionable shit that hurts the other fighter? It's going to look like a conflict of interest.
     
  9. xhaydenx Black Belt

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    He was starting to work his way back into the fight though, and then bam. Booze and ciggies done him in.
     
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  10. Slatersan Black Belt

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    I hope hes the ref again.
     
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  11. BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    Oh FFS. That was literally the only significant mistake I remember Petersen ever making, and it was an understandable one. It sucked, and I’m a Cruz fan so I wasn’t super pleased, but shit happens. Petersen is a good ref, Dom needs to move the fuck on.
     
  12. Mike RIP Frankie

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    I think that's a pretty different situation.
     
  13. BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    Does he end rounds 45 seconds late?
     
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  14. aerius Silver Belt

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    Does this man have his ref license back yet?

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  15. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    He has officially lost all humility he may have ever had.

    He’s certainly not the first to make a request like this. But I cannot think of any requests like this that were reasonable.

    Oh well, Godspeed Mr Cruz. You’re going to need it this weekend.
     
  16. beephin Red Belt

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    There's few things I love more than seeing Cruz at this level of salt. He's such a prick. Couldn't have happened to better person. Thank you, Keith.

    God I just LOVE IT.
    He ate the knee then bent it to Cejudo.
     
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  17. TCE TCE = The Corona Effect Pink Belt

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    Dom is always bitter about everything. I strongly dislike this guy, and his commentary is garbage.

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    I'm not evne of the opinion it was a bad stoppage, so no.
     
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  19. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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  20. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    If the commission take the fighters word it shows a lack of faith in the officiating and objectivity of Keith Peterson, are they to grant his request because he smelt of booze and cigs? He should be fired then if they go ahead with that based on 0 evidence.
    He's either up to the job or not.
     

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