MMA community slams referee Kerry Hatley for ‘one of the worst stoppages in history’ at UFC on ESPN 52

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Referee Kerry Hatley was the subject of heavy criticism after allowing Bobby Green to take heavy and unnecessary damage from Jalin Turner at UFC on ESPN 52.

After Turner (14-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) dropped Green (31-15-1 MMA, 12-10-1 UFC) in the first round of their lightweight co-headliner at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, the fight was basically over. He landed a series of routine shots to seal the deal, and in almost every situation, the referee would have jumped in there.

Not this time.

Hatley let Turner pound Green’s clean body again for several seconds before finally waking up and stepping in (thankfully Green got up under his own power), and moments later, the world exploded. social media.

Fighters, media, fans and more turned out at Hatley, and you can see the highlights below.

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Brian Kelleher

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Alan Jouban

Ariel Helwani

Derek Brunson

Aaron Bronstetter

Terrance McKinney

Gilbert Burns

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Julianna Pena

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Megan Anderson

Yves Edwards

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Story first appeared on MMA Junkie

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