In our most recent polling here at BJPENN.COM we touched on last weekend’s UFC 142 controversy surrounding Mario Yamasaki’s decision to rule the Silva vs. Prater bout a disqualification.
In the bout, Silva was able to drop his opponent with a knee strike to the body and swarmed on him with punches which halted the bout in just 29 seconds of the very first round.
After some confusion, Mario Yamasaki announced that Silva had been disqualified for illegal strikes and awarded the victory to the downed Prater.
In our poll, 2,722 of you cast your votes and the majority decided that Yamasaki did not make the right call.
In our lopsided results 74.4% (2,025 votes) thought that Silva was robbed of victory and Yamasaki made the wrong call. On the other end of the spectrum the remaining 25.6% (697 votes) thought that the ref made the right call and the disqualification was warranted.
Oddly enough, despite our one-side polling of this issue, it was announced last night that after careful review, the UFC is not overturning the decision of Yamasaki and the DQ stands. So in this case, the UFC agrees with our 25.6% voters who chose that the decision Yamasaki made was the right call.