Dana White – If I was Erick Silva, I would appeal decision

We’re going to pay him like he won the fight,” said UFC President Dana White at the post-fight press conference

Silva has the right to appeal the disqualification. As Brazil does not currently regulate Mixed Martial Arts, Marc Ratner, former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and current Vice President of Regulatory Affairs with the UFC oversees those duties.

“I would appeal it if I was him,” said White. “The thing is that when you do it, Ratner is the guy to talk to about this. We try to run things the way that they’re supposed to be run, like the athletic commission would.”

“Listen, there are refs out there like Steve Mazzagatti that are just plain bad. He’s a bad ref. He’s got no business in the ring. But you’ve got guys like Mario Yamasaki and some of the other guys that are going to make mistakes. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes. There’s nothing wrong. We’re f——- human. We’re going to do it. But you have to be able to go back and say, ‘We made a mistake. Here’s the proof. Let’s overturn it.'”.

“It drives me crazy,” White said. “It drives me fucking crazy. Every other sport has instant replay.”

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