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Michael Bisping believes referee Jason Herzog should’ve ended Holly Holm’s clinches against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night

Michael Bisping has given his thoughts on the refeering decisions made by Jason Herzog during Holly Holm‘s fight with Ketlen Vieira. Bisping believes that Holm’s 10 minutes of control time was misleading as there was very little action during that time. Bisping has questioned whether or not Jason Herzog should have interviened during the inactive clinches.

In the latest episode of the Believe You Me podcast, Michael Bisping and Anthony Smith discussed the fight and the decisions made by the referee. Bisping reiterated that he believes Herzog is one of the best referees in the organization. However, he couldn’t help but feel more could have been done to make the fighters engage:

“She was fighting not to lose. I kind of see that because there was a lot of control time up against the fence. I think it was 10 minutes. My first question is I don’t know why Jason Herzog never stepped that up. In round one, there was four minutes of control time. By the way I think Jason Herzog is one of the best referees in the business… However on this occasion, I would have thought stepping in and breaking them up should have happened on more than one occasion.”

A controversial split-decision win for Ketlen Vieira over Holly Holm has continued the debate about the judging in the UFC. Despite dominating control time and outlanding Vieira by almost double the strikes, the result has left Holm in a long line of fighters who feel they have been ‘robbed’ by the judges.

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