Jason High cut from UFC following post-fight push of referee in Albuquerque

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High Altitude + High Attitude = One Less UFC Fighter.

Suspension? Apology, apparently, not accepted.

Jason High got a wee bit antsy and pushy with referee Kevin Mulhall after his fight at UFC Fight Night 42 last weekend (Sat., June 7, 2014) at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. High was visibly (and demonstrably) upset after Mulhall stopped his Lightweight fight against Rafael dos Anjos too early (for him) midway through round two.

It's unclear why Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) would put him in against a Top 5-ranked opponent in the first place when he was coming off a decision win over the unheralded Anthony Lapsley and dropping a weight class for the first time.

But, it happened (check out the full recap here).

High had a fair case to complain about the intervention -- "RdA" wasn't really blasting him with clean, brutal shots. In fact, some were probably to the back of the head. Regardless, it's no reason to get physical with a man whose responsibility it is to ensure your safety.

UFC President Dana White, as a results, dropped the hammer earlier this evening:

"What I did find out is that I guess that Jason High kid got up and pushed a referee -- he's cut. I'm going to cut him. I look at that the way [Paul] Daley put his hands on his opponent after a fight was over. You don't ever, ever fucking touch a referee, ever. You're done here. He's been apologizing on Twitter, but he's done."

That's about all there is say about that.

This is now the second time that "KC Bandit" has been cut from UFC, but at age 32, there's a real good chance that he's gone from the promotion for the rest of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

Paul Daley knows all about that treatment.

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