American mixed martial artist Jason High has been released by the UFC after he shoved referee Kevin Mulhall at Fight Night 42.
High vented his frustration after losing to Rafael dos Anjos via second round TKO on Saturday night by pushing the referee in the Octagon.
UFC president Dana White confirmed that he would be cutting High from the world’s largest MMA promotion on their official website yesterday.
“What I did find out is that I guess that Jason High kid got up and pushed a referee – he’s cut,” White said in disgust. “I’m going to cut him. I look at that the way (Paul) Daley put his hands on his opponent after a fight was over. You don’t ever, ever f****** touch a referee, ever. You’re done here. He’s been apologizing on Twitter, but he’s done.”
The aforementioned Paul Daley was cut from the UFC after punching Josh Koscheck after their bout at UFC 113 in Montreal in 2010.
High apologised for his actions on his twitter account saying he was “incredibly sorry and embarrassed for the ref incident”. He added,” (it) will never happen again”.