Dana White Calls Out Mario Yamasaki’s ‘Disgusting’ Performance In Shevchenko-Cachoeira Fight

UFC President Dana White is not the type of guy to mince words with anyone, especially referees he deems to be incompetent.

Tonight, after the co-main event between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira, White called out referee Mario Yamasaki, referring to his performance in the fight as “disgusting,” “scary,” and “incompetent.”

To wit:

Priscilla Cachoeira, you showed so much heart and toughness in that fight. I’m honored to have you fight in the UFC. Unfortunately the ref is there to protect you and Mario DID NOT do that. This isn’t his first disgusting performance in the octagon. Another unfortunate thing is that i can’t do anything about I️t only the Brazilian commission can and i am hoping after this scary, incompetent showing he hopefully will never set foot in that Octagon again. Strikes landed was 230-3.

Shevchenko dominated Cachoeira in their match. In both rounds of their fight, Valentina took Priscila down and pummeled her for minutes. It wasn’t until Cachoeira tapped to a rear naked choke that the match ended.

Valentina Shevchenko Destroys Bloodied Priscila Cachoeira, Wins By Second Round RNC

Do agree with Dana White? Should that match have been stopped much earlier?

You can read White’s Instagram post below:


  1. Within the first 15 seconds of this fight, it was abundantly clear that these two should not have been matched up. Shevchenko is one of the most experienced fighters ON THE PLANET. Not in female MMA. Not in the UFC. On the planet. So while I do agree that this fight should have been stopped long before it actually was, I would say there is some responsibility on the part of the UFC matchmakers as well as Cachoeira’s team. It was completely irresponsible of all parties involved. That poor girl didn’t have a shot. Yamasaki should have never had to stop this fight because it never should have happened.

  2. The corner should haved chucked in the towel if it was THAT bad but Dana WAS the one who matched em up – and they both sogned/ consented so really Mario is just the patsy here….


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