Aug 01, 2020
UFC Commentator Receives Harsh Warning From Boss After Incident: I Will Fire You
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UFC color commentator and former fighter Dan Hardy received a harsh warning from UFC president Dana White after he was involved in a verbal altercation with referee Herb Dean.During the featured bout of the UFC Fight Night 174 preliminary card on July 25, Francisco Trinaldo cracked Jai Herbert with a vicious overhand right, dropping Herbert to the ground with a compromised level of consciousness. Because Herbert’s arm was still raised in the air, Dean allowed the action to continue until Trinaldo landed a few more unanswered blows.
During the broadcast, Hardy was heard yelling at the Dean to stop the fight. After the match, Hardy approached Dean and said (via Bloody Elbow): “I’m doing my job, now you do yours! Gotta look out for these fighters! My goodness!”
Dan Hardy gives Herb Dean a telling off.#UFCFightIsland3 pic.twitter.com/5GbGTjDLSy
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After the event, Dean defended his judgment on Instagram and said that he would have allowed the fight to continue had someone not yelled “stop the fight.” During the UFC Fight Night 174 post-fight press conference, UFC senior vice president David Shaw said that the promotion would look into the incident between Hardy and Dean.Dana White Said That If a UFC Employee Approached a Referee Like That Again He Would Fire Them
On Friday at a media scrum, White made it clear that if a UFC employee or contractor interacted with a referee like that again, they would be fired “on the spot.” He said (h/t Bloody Elbow):
Nobody has the right to (approach the referee). Listen, you want to criticize judges, you want to criticize referees, you didn’t agree with a decision or things like that. We love Dan [Hardy], and Dan got emotional. The problem is that with this setup, it’s a lot easier to do. It’s a lot easier to interact with everyone. From the fighters to the referees to the media and everybody. If you work for me in any capacity and you approach a referee or judge or any official, I will fire you that night on the spot. That can never happen here ever again.
White said that he was speaking to Hardy about the incident, but the color commentator’s job is seemingly safe. White said his firing warning was meant for all UFC employees and contractors. The president said (h/t MMA Junkie): “I’m speaking to [Hardy] right now. I’m speaking to everybody. Don’t ever do it ever again. And if you’re a fighter, and you put your hands on or threaten any official, you will never, ever fight here again. Period.”
Follow the Heavy on UFC Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Referee Marc Goddard Was Shoved By a Fighter Multiple Times During UAE Warriors 12
Referee Marc Goddard was pushed several times while refereeing a fight between Ahmad Al Darmaki and Bogdan Kirilenko during UAE Warriors 12 on Friday. Darmaki locked in a rear-naked choke, forcing Kirilenko to tap out, however the fighter did not let go.
Goddard was forced to peel Darmaki off of Kirilenko, sparking a physical altercation between the two — the fighter pushed Goddard multiple times.
During the media event on Friday, White said: “Something went down last night in Abu Dhabi, too, where Goddard got pushed. I want to make this very clear: If you work for me, and you approach a judge or a referee or any type of official, I will fire you. You will lose your job. You will never work for me again if you do that.”
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Tropical storm warning issued for tri-state space as Isaias approaches
A tropical storm warning was issued Monday for the tri-state space as Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to achieve close to hurricane energy on its trek towards the Carolinas – earlier than unleashing pounding rain and powerful winds on the Massive Apple and surrounding areas Tuesday.
The storm had most sustained winds of 70 mph, forecasters stated. A Class 1 hurricane has winds of 74 to 95 mph.
The Nationwide Hurricane Heart issued a hurricane warning in South Carolina from South Santee River to Surf Metropolis in its 5 a.m. advisory.
Heavy rain and powerful winds are anticipated to brush within the tri-state space on Tuesday – with a tropical storm warning in impact for the Massive Apple, Lengthy Island, and elements of New Jersey and Connecticut.Palm timber blow within the winds from Tropical Storm Isaias earlier than daybreak on Palm Seaside, Fla.AP
Isaias’ high wind gusts will vary from 50 to 70 mph as soon as the system arrives in New York Metropolis, in accordance with the Nationwide Climate Heart.
The New York Metropolis Emergency Administration Division stated it was keeping track of Isaias. A flash flood watch has been issued for town from 6 a.m. Tuesday till 6 a.m. Wednesday.
“Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to maneuver up the East Coast the following couple of days, in accordance with the Nationwide Climate Service. “Tropical moisture will run up effectively forward of the particular system. Regionally heavy rainfall shall be doable Tuesday morning via night.”
Durations of average to heavy rainfall related are doable Monday night time, with the heaviest rainfall anticipated Tuesday night time, forecasters stated.
[8:00pm] Here is the newest on Tropical Storm Isaias. Tropical storm watches have been issued for the Tri-State, and we count on impacts (heavy rain, wind, harmful seas) to start Tuesday into Wednesday. Take a look at our newest full briefing at: https://t.co/wTqdsoEiL9 pic.twitter.com/RFGBLEqsOF
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) August 2, 2020
“We’re forecasting it to turn into a hurricane earlier than it reaches the coast this night,” senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown stated concerning the storm’s arrival in South Carolina.
“It’s forecast to provide a harmful storm surge, of three to five toes (0.9 to 1.5 meters) in parts of North and South Carolina,” he stated.Individuals stroll the seaside in Jupiter as Tropical Storm Isaias passes Palm Seaside County, Fla.AP
Isaias might carry heavy rains, too — as much as eight inches in space because it sweeps up the coast, Brown stated —and “all these rains might produce flash flooding throughout parts of jap Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, and even within the northeast US.”
With Publish wires