Famed MMA referee Mario Yamasaki claims he's been threatened by UFC fighters

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  1. joeaust

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  2. Jsvetz

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    Mario Yamasaki is far from the best-

    Erick Silva vs Prater

    Terrible call
     
  3. Mario's one of the better refs. It's a tough job.

    If I were Mario, I would tell em if you don't want me to stop the fight, don't let it get to the point where it looks like your getting your ass kicked.

    I mean the guy doesn't have an agenda, he's tryin' to save their ass!
     
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    You mean Prater?
     
  5. AndyGoaty**

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    Don't blame them Yama sucks
     
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    Really shitty if true. I would like to know the names if right. Mario gets too much heat. He is one of the best in bizz defo in my top 6-7 of reffs.
     
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    You mean Prater?
     
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    Hardly a surprise, no?
     
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    I always get them confused..
     
  11. slavomir

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    Fernando yes, Mario is decent reff.
     
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    4th degree BJJ blackbelt? Had no idea, seems those fighters could have been in for a surprise.
     
  13. AndyGoaty**

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    Both do, pretty bad.
     
  14. Lucifer Alpha

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    Mario Yamasaki is one of the worst referees in MMA.
     
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    Mario and Fernando Yamasucky.
     
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    You can't afford to fuck up in his line of work though.
     
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    I have not because people would drown lol
     
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    They are in different leagues in terms of reffing. If you dont see the enormous gap between them you dont have a clue.
     
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    seriously. Mario is one of the best refs imo, but people act like he is the worst. seriously that is the ONLY controversial call he has ever made. Herb Dean stood up Cro Cop-Gonzaga and Barnett-Nastula early, stopped Shamrock-Ortiz early, yet he is one of the best refs in the business apparently. Only real criticism I would launch at Yamasaki is he tends to let fights go on too long. the only reason people bash him is because they see other people on Sherdog do it. no one said anything about Mario before the Silva fight but as soon as it was over he was the worst referee ever. remember the Sakuraba-Silveira fight? i guess Big John is an awful ref as well.
    on a semi-related note, can anyone actually explain why Cecil Peoples is an awful ref? People talk shit about him all the time as well because its trendy and who knows he may be awful but I have NEVER in 5 years of posting here seen a single person make a good case as to why other than that gif of him reffing and doing the short kung-fu kata before a fight. all ever see is someone claim he may have scored X fight for X fighter. please tell me exactly what fights he scored so horribly and use multiple examples so I can also bash him without feeling like another one of the internet sheep.
     
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