There are many times the fighters in MMA have to leave their careers in the hands of judges, referees and athletic commissions.

After the UFC’s second trip to the state of Pennsylvania, Dana White believes he’s seen the best of the best.

“The reason I called the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission the best commission in the country, and they are, by far, by leaps and bounds the best athletic commission in the country,” White said on Thursday.

The Pennsylvania Athletic Commission was kept plenty busy during the UFC’s trip to Pittsburgh last weekend. Between Nate Marquardt’s medicals to approving Charlie Brenneman to fill in on the card all the way to a missed call by a referee that resulted in an overturned decision, White thinks that Greg Sirb and his team in Pennsylvania are the best there is.

White says it all comes down to making good decisions and when mistakes are made, being willing to fix those mistakes such as what happened in the fight with Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira

“I like the fact that they will acknowledge that they made a mistake like in the fight with (Nik) Lentz,” said White. “They’re like this is the call that the guy made, let us go back and review the tapes and they could have reviewed it that night, but they didn’t. They said let’s go back, we’ll sit down, we’ll review it, they reviewed it, and it came out on Monday and they made it a no contest. You know how huge that is? Human beings, whether judges or referees, or whatever it is, human beings, we’re going to make mistakes. We all do.

“It’s the ability to say we made a mistake, but we’re going to come in now and do the right thing and fix it. We’re not just going to destroy everything this guy’s worked for cause we don’t want to admit we make mistakes.”

Now, if the state brings in referee Herb Dean to work the fights as well, the UFC might just make Pennsylvania their new home.

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