Going after a referee will all the time be a lose-lose state of affairs for any fighter. In America, a mere shove can ship you packing from the most important group on this planet.
However within the far East, the implications are a bit heftier.
Iranian welterweight Razi Jabbari realized that the laborious method when he confronted hometown hero Honorio Banario at URCC Baguio 3: Invasion on February 19, 2011, in Baguio Metropolis, Philippines.
Getting into the bout, Jabbari was on a four-fight shedding streak. He was supposedly given a warning by the native athletic fee Video games and Amusements Board that one other loss would value him his preventing license within the nation.
It additionally didn’t assist that Jabbari was already a disliked determine within the native scene. He was apparently banned from a sports activities advanced in Manila after he acquired right into a combat with an official some time again. Different accounts declare that he was appearing up through the weigh-ins, displaying hostile habits in the direction of hosts and fellow opponents.
His frustrations solely mounted contained in the ring when Banario compelled him to faucet to strikes within the first spherical. So when referee Joey Lepiten requested each fighters to shake arms as an indication of sportsmanship post-fight, a fed-up Jabbari was having none of it.
A Korn track blasts by the audio system, the 2 males share some phrases, Jabbari shoves Lepiten, and all hell breaks free. A couple of moments later, in comes URCC chief promoter and Kazeka Muniz black belt Alvin Aguilar, who acquired behind the fighter and put him to sleep with a rear-naked choke.
Different officers, together with the ring announcer, broke up the melee as Jabbari slumped over to the facet.
The incident just about spelled the top of Jabbari’s profession, and his license to combat within the nation was completely revoked. Banario, however, went on to turn into a one-time featherweight titleholder at ONE Championship.
Simply one other day on this planet of MMA.