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Swedish fighter’s controversial statement: “That’s why I don’t want a female referee”

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Hamid Tawana. Photo Chris Önnerby

Swedish MMA fighter Hamid Tawana took a shot at female MMA referees at Friday’s AFN 5 pre-fight press conference.

When asked about his last defeat at AFN 4 – a second-round KO loss to Joao Pedro Dos Santos – Tawana gave a very controversial statement.

“I did not lose my fight. I wasn’t dizzy, the referee stopped very, very early. That’s why I don’t want a female referee. I told them ‘this is not a chicken fight this is a dog fight’. Let him kill me or I will kill him, but she stopped the fight very early,” Tawana said at the AFN 5 pre-fight press conference.

“If you compare it to the fight with (Fabian) Ufs, it was a lot of blood and action that’s why it became the ‘Fight of the Night’. But as soon as I was floored she stopped the fight. This is MMA not a fucking boxing fight or a chicken fight. I told them (AFN) that if there is a female referee tomorrow night then I won’t fight. I want a male referee. They are not going to stop (the fight), this is fucking MMA.”

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Hamid Tawana is 2-1 as a pro fighter

Hamid Tawana is a flyweight fighter with a 2-1 record. Both his wins has come via stoppage.

He made his pro debut at Wolf Fight Promotion 6 and submitted Jakob Valegren in the first round. In his second pro bout he stopped Fabian Ufs via ground-and-pound in the second round.

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