'What on earth': Fighter confronts referee in 'awful' scenes

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Jason Bergman (pictured left) punching his opponent and (pictured right) pushing the referee in anger.
Jason Bergman became enraged after he landed a left on his opponent (pictured left) but wasn't a knockdown, which prompted him to push (pictured right) the ref. (Images: ESPN)

Fighter Jason Lee Bergman has sparked uproar in a 'bizarre' fight after he appeared to push the referee after a chaotic moment.

Bergman (27-20-2, 18KOs) was fighting Treyy Lipp Morrison (16-0) in the heavyweight division in Oklahoma, ahead of the bout between WBO light heavyweight title fight between Joe Smith Jr. (26-3, 21KOs) and Maxim Vlasov (45-3, 26KOs).

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The two heavyweights were slugging it out when the journeyman, Bergman, was against the ropes and landed a solid left to Morrison.

Morrison hit the deck, but the referee waved the knockdown off, apparently because it appeared to be a head clash.

Replays showed it was a clean left from Bergman.

As the referee started the 10 count for Morrison, who immediately got to his feet, Bergman became enraged.

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He confronted the referee and appeared to push him back as he protested the no knockdown call. 

Many fans claimed Bergman should have been immediately disqulified for placing his hands on the referee.

While others couldn't believe the 'awful' decision from the referee that robbed Bergman of a knockdown.

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Bergman loses after leg injury

But the fight ended in even more bizarre scenes.

Bergman was finding it tough in Round 2 and 3 and was trading punches with the more dynamic Lippe.

But, Bergman moved forward and missed with a wild punch and went down with a leg injury.

Clearly in pain, Bergman was not able to get up and the fight was awarded to Lippe.

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