Vinicius Queiroz's manager thinks the referee may have contributed to the fighter's loss to Alexander Volkov at this past Friday's Bellator 80.
An email protesting the officiating today was forwarded to MMAjunkie.com.
"[Referee James] Warring could have contributed to [and] altered the result of the fight after he ordered the fighters to rise up with [after] only 15 seconds [on the ground] . in a moment that was favorable for Vincius," manager Josef Borges wrote to the Florida State Bo read news >>
Vinicius Queiroz knows what he needs to look out for on Friday night. He knows, even though he doesn't remember much about the last time it happened to him.
Queiroz meets Alexander Volkov in the semifinals of Bellator's Season 7 heavyweight tournament on Friday at Bellator 80.
He knows Volkov has heavy hands - as did his opponent in the opening round.
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Two years ago, Vinicius Queiroz signed a UFC contract, but it ended disastrously with a submission loss, a failed drug test, and his quick release from the world's top MMA promotion.
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