Brendan Schaub Criticizes Dan Miragliotta For Handling Of Michael Page Fight

Brendan Schaub isn’t happy with Dan Miragliotta’s officiating during Michael Page’s Bellator Dublin bout. This past Friday (Sept. 27), Page took on Richard Kiely on the Bellator Dublin card. There was a lot of bad blood in the buildup…

Brendan Schaub isn’t happy with Dan Miragliotta’s officiating during Michael Page’s Bellator Dublin bout. This past Friday (Sept. 27), Page took on Richard Kiely on the Bellator Dublin card. There was a lot of bad blood in the buildup and it boiled over in the bout. Kiely flipped the bird at Page and “Venom” taunted […]

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Dan Miragliotta Says He Will Never Officiate Michael Page’s Fights Again

Referee Dan Miragliotta has no plans on officiating another Michael Page fight in the future. Page got back to winning ways at Bellator Dublin on Friday when he knocked out Richard Kiely with a flying knee. However, “Venom” was taunting the Irishman throughout the fight and even after the win. Miragliotta separated the two afterwards […]

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Referee Dan Miragliotta has no plans on officiating another Michael Page fight in the future.

Page got back to winning ways at Bellator Dublin on Friday when he knocked out Richard Kiely with a flying knee. However, “Venom” was taunting the Irishman throughout the fight and even after the win.

Miragliotta separated the two afterwards as a result. However, Page later told media that he got into a confrontation with the experienced referee, claiming he was called a “piece of sh*t.”

So what really happened? Miragliotta doesn’t deny that he cursed Page — however, it wasn’t to his face.

“I’m not going to say I didn’t say it, but I was wrong for saying it,” Miragliotta told MMA Fighting. “I shouldn’t have gotten that angry, but I did. I screwed up.”

Miragliotta claims he was trying to get Page to tone down the antics following the fight. However, Page didn’t take it too well:

“I go, ‘Bro, you are one of the most talented guys I’ve ever refereed,” Miragliotta explained. “I said, ‘Don’t ruin it with these antics. You beat the piss out of this guy, great job. You’re talented. You’re going places.’ He gave me a look like, ‘Screw you, f off.’

“… I was pissed, bro. I’m 56 years old. I’m a grown man. I’m older than him. I show respect to everybody. When someone says f*ck off like that to me with disrespect, I lost it. I never should have said what I said. And I know I was wrong. … Under my breath, I turned, and one of his coaches was right next to me, and I said, ‘What a f*cking piece of s*it.’ I knew I was wrong, and especially with it being his coach right there, and he said, ‘What did you say?’ And I said, ‘Man, I apologize. I never should have said that.’”

After everything that transpired, one thing is for sure — Miragliotta won’t be reffing any more Page fights:

“I’ll never do his fights again, because I can never really look at him and not have that animosity toward him, because I’m not going to let somebody tell me to f*ck off, and there’s nothing I can do, and I’m an official,” Miragliotta concluded. “It’s not good for me or the sport.”

This was backed by Michael Mazzulli, president of Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, who oversaw Bellator Dublin.

“When Mr. Page performs again, Dan will not be in the cage,” Mazzulli added.

What do you make of Miragliotta’s comments?

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Dan Miragliotta Admits He Called Michael Page A ‘F*****g Piece Of S**t’, Won’t Ref His Fights Again

Dan Mirgliotta will not be reffing Michael Page’s fights from now on. ‘Big Dan’ reffed Page’s fight at Bellator Dublin on Friday where he took a point from ‘MVP’ for unsportsmanlike. He was ground and pounding Richar…

Dan Mirgliotta will not be reffing Michael Page’s fights from now on. ‘Big Dan’ reffed Page’s fight at Bellator Dublin on Friday where he took a point from ‘MVP’ for unsportsmanlike. He was ground and pounding Richard Kiely and was saying stuff to his opponent where Miragliotta stepped in and took the point. Following the […]

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Michael Page Crushes Richard Kiely With Flying Knee (Video)

Michael Page has rebounded from the first loss of his career in emphatic fashion. Page was as brash as ever with the showboating early in his Bellator Dublin bout with Richard Kiely earlier today (Sept. 27). This drew the ire of referee Dan Miragliotta…

Michael Page has rebounded from the first loss of his career in emphatic fashion. Page was as brash as ever with the showboating early in his Bellator Dublin bout with Richard Kiely earlier today (Sept. 27). This drew the ire of referee Dan Miragliotta, who took a point from “Venom.” In the end it didn’t […]

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Michael Page On Richard Kiely: We’re Not The Same, He’s Still A Nobody

Michael Page believes Richard Kiely is lucky to share his spotlight. This Saturday (Sept. 27), Page will go one-on-one with Richard Kiely in the co-main event of Bellator Dublin. Things have gotten heated between Page and Kiely in the buildup to their …

Michael Page believes Richard Kiely is lucky to share his spotlight. This Saturday (Sept. 27), Page will go one-on-one with Richard Kiely in the co-main event of Bellator Dublin. Things have gotten heated between Page and Kiely in the buildup to their welterweight clash. Back in July, Page shoved Kiely during a staredown in retaliation […]

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Michael Page Believes He’d Receive More Support & Money If He Were White

Michael Page is one of the bigger stars in Bellator, yet he believes he would be bigger if he was white. “I genuinely feel if I was a white fighter with the same talents, I would have more support and money,” Page said in an interview with Metro. Although “Venom” says he hasn’t dealt with […]

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Michael Page is one of the bigger stars in Bellator, yet he believes he would be bigger if he was white.

“I genuinely feel if I was a white fighter with the same talents, I would have more support and money,” Page said in an interview with Metro.

Although “Venom” says he hasn’t dealt with any racism from promoters, he just believes white athletes are promoted better and valued better.

“As an English fighter, it’s hard for me to get any promotion,” Page said. “As a black English fighter it’s even harder. Culture is part of politics and politics is part of sport.”

Page is currently 14-1 as a pro and coming off of a knockout loss to Douglas Lima at Bellator 221. Before that, he beat Paul Daley and David Rickels.

“There’d be more people and companies willing to invest in me if I wasn’t black,” Page said. “But again, I don’t see that as racist. Money talks and backing the white guy is more lucrative than the black fighter.”

Page is currently set to face off against Richard Kiely at Bellator 227 in the co-main event. The show takes place on September 27 from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

What do you make of Michael Page’s comments?

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