Very rarely does UFC President Dana White get involved with the officiating side of UFC fights.
But one referee, who has made countless mistakes over the years in Mario Yamasaki, pushed the UFC boss to that point recently.
Referee’s are not employees of the UFC. Instead, the state run athletic commissions hire them to officiate fight night.
So while Dana White doesn’t have a direct say in the matter, he’s very influential in combat sports, and this time he got his way.
UFC President Dana White confirms, in the interview below, that Mario Yamasaki is done with refereeing MMA. He will no longer be in the cage, and according to White, all the Athletic Commissions agree with him.
To check out Dana White’s profanity filled commentary on the matter, check out the video below: