Referee Dan Miragliotta admits he did call Michael Venom Page a ‘piece of s***’

Dublin , Ireland - 27 September 2019; Michael Page in conversation with referee Dan Miragliotta as he has a point deducted during his welterweight bout against Richard Kiely at Bellator Dublin in the 3Arena, Dublin. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Referee Miragliotta referred to as MVP a ‘piece of s***’ after the struggle (Picture: Getty)

Dan Miragliotta has mentioned he won’t ever referee once more after admitting he referred to as the fighter a ‘piece of s***’ after his bout in Dublin final weekend.

MVP demanded an apology from the MMA referee after sensationally revealing Miragliotta had verbally abused him following his knockout victory over Richard Kiely at Dublin.

Page accused Miragliotta of having a private vendetta in opposition to him and the referee apologised for dropping his cool.

‘I’m not going to say I didn’t say it, however I used to be flawed for saying it,’ he instructed MMA Fighting.

Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Salazar and Michael Venom Page (Picture: Bellator MMA/Lee Hamilton- Cooper)
MVP taunted Kiely all through their struggle (Picture: Bellator /Lee Hamilton- Cooper)

‘I shouldn’t have gotten that indignant, however I did. I screwed up.’

Miragliotta defined he solely misplaced his mood after MVP instructed him to ‘f*** off’.

The referee had approached Page’s nook to see if he would shake arms with Kiely after the struggle was over because the overwhelmed Irishman had insisted he ask.

Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Salazar and Michael Venom Page (Picture: Bellator MMA/Lee Hamilton- Cooper)
(Picture: Bellator MMA/Lee Hamilton- Cooper)

Miragliotta conceded he snapped when he offered the thought to MVP and he turned down the supply.



‘I was pissed, bro,’ Miragliotta mentioned. ‘I’m 56 years outdated. I’m a grown man. I’m older than him.

‘I present respect to all people. When somebody says f*** off like that to me with disrespect, I misplaced it. I by no means ought to have mentioned what I mentioned. And I do know I used to be flawed.

‘Under my breath, I turned, and one of his coaches was proper subsequent to me, and I mentioned, “What a f****** piece of s***”.

‘I knew I used to be flawed, and particularly with it being his coach proper there, and he mentioned, “What did you say?” And I mentioned, “Man, I apologize. I never should have said that”.’

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