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UFC veteran Ed Herman won his third fight in a row Saturday night, but not without controversy. “Short Fuse” faced Mike Rodriguez in a light heavyweight fight during UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill and Herman locked themselves in a kimura midway through the third round, winning by submission.
Early in the fight, Rodriguez dropped Herman with a violent knee to the body. The knee had the potential to give Rodriguez a TKO victory, however referee Chris Tognoni stopped the action and called the shot a blow to the groin.
Check out the strike below:
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Herman was able to recover from the blow and the fight resumed with the veteran catching Rodriguez in a kimura and pulling him out. See the finish below:
After almost finishing several times, @EdHermanufc dug deep and locked up a third round kimura to complete the comeback 🤯 pic.twitter.com/UdOiiR9wvt
– ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 13, 2020
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UFC President Dana White Compared Tognoni’s
One person who is unhappy with the refereeing of the Herman-Rodriguez fight was UFC president Dana White. During a post-fight interview with ESPN, White said the refereeing was “the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen.”
White said, “If the referee is so stupid that he didn’t see it wasn’t a low blow, you know Ed Herman’s job is to come in and win a fight, and he did what he had to do.”
He took his hat off to Herman’s toughness and ability to come back, but criticized Tognoni, likening him to Steve Mazzagatti, a referee White has faced many times in the past for making questionable decisions.
During a press conference after the event, White told the media via Bloody Elbow: “It’s hard not to hit this guy. The worst thing I have ever seen. That’s some Mazzagatti level shit right there. That was one of the worst things I have ever seen.
“[Rodríguez] wins by knockout. TKO, and lose the fight. One of the worst things I have ever seen. Disgusting.”
White then pointed out the need to use instant replay during games. He said: “Tonight I was with them on replay. We have to do it again. There has to be repetition. All you have to do is look at the damn replay that’s playing 6,000 times while Herman is on the floor and say, ‘Oh shit, I made a mistake.’ You can’t see everything, they are human. ”
White confirmed that he would pay Rodriguez his win bonus.
Herman Addressed the Controversy During His Post-Fight Interview with Michael Bisping
After he raised his hand inside the Octagon, Short Fuse spoke with UFC commentator Michael Bisping. Bisping asked the fighter about the attack.
Herman said: “I don’t know where they hit me, but I know I hurt myself and fell. I don’t know if it was my groin or body, but all I know is that I fell. I’m not really sure, I would have to watch the tape and see how bad it was. I was fucking tired, man. There’s no energy here. It was really weird fighting like this (without fans). ”
Short Fuse supported his opponent, saying, “Mike is a very tough guy, man. I was putting it on and my experience came through. He probably should have raised his guard earlier, maybe he could have locked something, but he’s a big strong guy. ”
With the victory, Herman improved his record to 26-14 without a contest. When he was defeated, Rodriguez’s record fell to 11-5 without a contest.