Referee Vic Drakulich wasn’t in the mood for shenanigans. He took a point away from Chaves in the third round for holding. The fifth round saw Drakulich take a point for Rios for tackling Chaves. The very next round Drakulich was getting mad and frustrated at the antics going on and threatened to stop the fight when both men were warned about head butting. Crazy right? It gets better.
Chaves lost another point in the eight round for pushing his glove into Rios’ face. Drakulich was just about tired of the mess and in the ninth round he stopped it after both men crashed to the mat. Well he didn’t stop it immediately but in the video above after Rios spewed some choice words he waved it off.
Craziness!Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank