During his appearance on the televised pre-show for UFC Live 4, company president Dana White called the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission the best in the nation for the way it'd handled Nate Marquardt's still shadowy "medical issues." Unfortunately, those good feelings did not extend from fans and analysts to the in-ring officials during the event itself. Now Posted Online is the 2012 Stanley Cup odds.
Pennsylvania's referees made some weird (read: bad) calls on Sunday night. From blatantly missing the illegal knee that led to Charles Oliveira's submission win over Nik Lentz to interrupting Rick Story's try for an arm lock on Charlie Brenneman for a stand-up during the third round of the co-main event, the Keystone State refs appeared more like the Keystone Cops at times. Some of them were just way too demonstrative in the cage, chirping at fighters to "stay active" and "show me something" when the athletes were clearly already working.
Only UFC Odds regular Dan Mirgaliotta earned praise for not prematurely stopping the main event between Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry -- a call that certainly could've broken either way. On the whole though, Pennsylvania refs looked like they could use a bit more schooling. Also Up right now is UFC 133 Odds for the event.
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