An Upset Dana White Discusses UFC 208’s Bad Main Event Referee And GDR’s Late Strikes

“I feel like the ref from New York shouldn’t be reffing a main event fight. They don’t have enough experience. He should not have been in there. But again, we don’t make those decisions. The commission does. That was a bad decision by them, and if that guy takes a point for hitting after the bell, it’s a draw. The only possible way this night could be any [expletive]. Everybody was blowing me up on the phone, ‘what’s wrong with this ref?’ and ‘what’s wrong with this ref?’ What’s wrong with this ref is he doesn’t have big fight experience like that. None of these guys do in this state yet, and they should’ve had one of the experienced MMA refs in there reffing that main event.”

Taking to the UFC’s post-show on Fox Sports 1, UFC President Dana White addressed the controversy coming out of last night’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn.

In the aftermath of UFC 208, the most talked about news surrounds Saturday’s main event. But, not because it was a great fight, rather due to the fact that new champion Germaine de Randamie landed several late blows in different rounds throughout the night’s headliner.