Dan Miragliotta has mentioned he won’t ever referee Michael Venom Page 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 Bellator 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.
‘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.
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 ‘I’m 56 years outdated.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”.’