Dana White has criticized the referee stoppage in Bobby Green’s match against Jalin Turner, calling it “one of the worst” he has ever seen.
Turner and Green faced off in a lightweight co-main event at UFC Austin on Saturday (2 December). Turner delivered a punishing right cross to Green, followed by a one-two that put Green on shaky ground.
Despite Green appearing to be unconscious as he fell, Turner was allowed to land 17 unanswered strikes on his prone opponent, leading to significant criticism of referee Kerry Hatley. Dana White expressed his dismay at the stoppage, labeling it as “one of the worst” and admitting that Hatley knows he made a mistake and does not feel good about it.
Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier and featherweight Sodiq Yusuff also voiced their disapproval of the stoppage, with Yusuff calling for Hatley to be fired. However, Turner gave Hatley the benefit of the doubt, stating that Green was still defending himself and coherent after the match.
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