“I think in the end I was made out as a villain. I wasn’t laying on the octagon for nothing after the fight. I want that to be clear. I had to stay in the hospital until Monday. They (UFC) asked me not to go public because, indeed, that wouldn’t do any good for me or Eric. IMO, Mario did the right thing. It’s been a long time since rules have been implemented. You are not allowed to do anything you want inside the cage. Watching the fight video I could see at least 9 blows to the back of the head. I think the way Joe Rogan behaved was completely unethical. He went with the crowd. A real professional doesn’t do that. He was acting like a fan when he should be acting as a shout caster. Mario is a million time more competent than him. He’s been living off this for 20 years. Joe Rogan is just a swagger, someone who walks amongst fighters but isn’t really a fighter himself. He doesn’t understand. Whatever… human beings make mistakes and I am not going to be holding grudges against him”
UFC welterweight Carlo Prater is of course talking about the UFC 142 questionable call made by Mario Yamasaki in his fight against Erick Silva.
Many people have weighed in on this topic; we even launched our own poll about the incident here on BJPENN.COM. Prater believes that Joe Rogan was unprofessional and stirred the pot by going into the cage and directly questioning Yamasaki. Silva believes that he won the fight and Yamasaki called it wrong. The UFC reviewed the tapes and did not see evidence supporting Silva’s claim and chose to keep the loss on his record.
All in all this has been a confusing process, the UFC backs Prater and Yamasaki but did Rogan do anything wrong by questioning the incident?
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