VIDEO | Sore loser attacks referee and deals with the consequences

July 28, 2016 12:03 pm by Russell Ess

Here’s a throwback video for you that has stacked up a lot of views, going well over 4 million hits since being uploaded.

In the video, Razi Jabbari gets in an altercation with referee Joey Lepiten after losing his fight in the ring and putting on a display of poor sportsmanship.

From the video description:

Razi Jabbari attacks Referee Joey Lepiten – The fight between hometown hero Honorio Banario of Lakay MMA and Iranian fighter Razi Jabbari however, took the spotlight. After suffering a series of losses at the URCC, Jabbari was more than determined to redeem himself after getting a stern warning from the Games and Amusement Board that if he lost that night, they would not be renewing his professional MMA license anymore. With this in mind, Jabbari was in fight mode even before the day of the event. Several people present during the weigh ins the day before complained about Jabbari’s untoward behavior. He seemed very agitated and hostile towards the hosts and other fighters.

As Banario’s hand was being raised referee Joey Lepiten then asks Jabbari to shake hands with the winner as it is customary in any MMA event for fighters to shake hands or sometimes event engaged in a hug after each fight to show good sportsmanship among fighters. Jabbari however flicks Lepiten off and hurls expletives towards the internationally certified referee. Lepiten then approaches the obviously disturbed fighter to pacify him. “The Iranian” then pushes and throws u sucker punch at Lepiten prompting the latter to engage him in a clinch and eventually take him down to further pacify him.


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