UFC ref Keith Petersen has found himself at the center of controversy.
During Saturday’s fight between Dan Argueta and Ronnie Lawrence, Petersen stopped the fight during a choke attempt by Argueta despite the fact that Lawrence didn’t tap.
Dan Argueta and Ronnie Lawrence has been declared a No Decision due to referee Keith Peterson thinking he saw Ronnie Lawrence tapping but after further review no tap was found #UFC #UFCVegas75 pic.twitter.com/4fuuSaeogI
— ScottishProblem (@ScottishProble) June 17, 2023
Here’s a better look at Lawrence not tapping out.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 18, 2023
The commission ruled the fight a no contest due to the mistake by Petersen.
The official result has been declared a no contest. ❌
— UFC (@ufc) June 17, 2023
Argueta was clearly not happy with the no-contenst decision.