Give Josh Rosenthal credit. The MMA official admitted he was late in stopping Chris Weidman’s series of punches on Mark Munoz recently.
Weidman delivered an elbow that appeared to knock Munoz out, and followed up with several punches before Rosenthal was able to pull him off.
Now, after watching the fight from his home, Rosenthal admitted to Sirius XM’s TapouT Radio show that he was late in stopping the bout.
I came home and I watched it, and I was kind of like you know, if I was sitting here, watching this on the couch, I probably would have been talking smack about myself. I always say accountability is a huge part of the sport, and you are accountable for your actions. I feel like I was a little show on the trigger.
Rosenthal has been widely-regarded as one of the best referees in the sport along with Herb Dean. He added that, “I don’t want to see guys take unnecessary punishment. I have to step my game up and make sure I’m on point for the next guys.”