Referees are supposed to be non-existent when they are watching over any given sport. Unfortunately for Yves Lavigne, he was the most recognized person during Matt Brown’s destruction of Pete Sell at UFC 96 this past Saturday night.
Lavigne was blasted by UFC President Dana White for allowing the fight to go on for too long after Sell was clearly out on his feet. He actually stepped in and grabbed Brown to stop the fight but then let it continue.
“I let him [Sell] take a beating for absolutely nothing,” Lavigne told the Canadian Press.
It is unlikely that Lavigne will be punished for his admitted mistake.