“Big” John Sets The Record Straight On Controversial Weekend Stoppage

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted another night of fights over the weekend. Following a controversial finish from the recent card, referee veteran turned Bellator MMA commentator John McCarthy has come forward with his thoughts on the matter.

The highly anticipated fight card of UFC Fight Night 128 went down inside the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday. Competing on the night’s card, Merab Dvalishvili and Ricky Simon put on a show for the Atlantic City Crowd.

Simon locked in a guillotine submission attempt in the final round, but Dvalishvili defended the attempt for nearly an entire minute. The fighter was seemingly saved by the fight ending final bell, as the referee never called a stop to the contest.

However, rather than go to decision, the octagon was quickly flooded with officials discussing the fight’s outcome. In the end, it was determined that Dvalishvili was momentarily unconscious during the submission attempt.

Consequently, Simon was granted a TKO victory. Check out John McCarthy’s reaction to the confusing finish down below:

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