NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer has a difference of opinion when it came to the ending of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 3 main event. UFC president Dana White called for the firing of Steve Mazzagatti, for what he believed was a late stoppage as the referee was out of place. Kizer thinks White has a habit of putting others down.
“Dana’s a good guy,” said Kizer to MMA Fighting. “Very few people care about other people as much as Dana. But you’ve heard what he’s said about former fighters, former employees, even fighters in his organization. Even Jon Jones. He likes to put people down, whether rightly or wrongly. It’s an ego thing. We all have egos.”
The Jones reference was when the light heavyweight champion opted not to take on a new opponent with about a week, resulting in the cancellation of UFC 151. White would call Jones and his trainer Greg Jackson a “sport killer.”
Kizer defended Mazzagatti’s WSOF 3 job by stating he was only two steps from the action.