UFC Quick Quote: Dana White injures himself at UFC 96 because of referee Yves LaVigne

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"I'm worried about Pete Sell. I sent him to the hospital to get an MRI.... As you've heard me so many times -- especially in the last few weeks -- and wait until The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) comes out to talk to me about judging and officiating in this sport right now. It drives me crazy because it's such a personal thing. These guys train so hard and those two kids [Aaron Riley and Shane Nelson] have been in camp for six to eight weeks, training, and then they fly out here to fight and it gets stopped like that. People make mistakes all the time, but that was a bad one. I was unhappy with the Pete Sell fight tonight, too. Yves LaVigne is actually usually a very good referee. I'm serious -- I'm not even kidding -- I hurt my arm tonight banging on the Octagon for him to stop that fight. I've never done that in eight years. I don't even know what to say. It drives me crazy."

-- A fired up Dana White talks about referees and judges in the wake of UFC 96: "Jackson vs. Jardine." The company president was very upset that Yves LaVigne did not stop Matt Brown from assaulting Pete Sell sooner and Rick Fike from not letting Aaron Riley defend himself longer against Shane Nelson. He also foreshadows that we can expect more of the same on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which is set to debut on April 1. Joy.

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