Official complaint filed against UFC 123 timekeeper following Falcao vs. Harris debacle

The official timekeeper in charge at UFC 123 in November has had an official complaint filed against him after he stopped the first round of the middleweight clash between Maiquel Falcao and Gerald Harris seven seconds early. The horn sounded, ending what was supposed to be a five-minute round after 4 minutes, 53 seconds. Falcao refused to release his choke after the bell clearly rang because he may have been confused the round ended just a couple seconds after he heard the 10-second warning .

This according to Josh Gross at ESPN.com:

“A Michigan state agency has filed a complaint against Stephen George Daher, a licensed timekeeper under Michigan’s Unarmed Combat Commission. Daher has 15 days to reply to the formal complaint, dated Jan. 13, by opting for a compliance/settlement conference or a formal administrative hearing. …The commission will then decide upon a penalty that could include a fine, a suspension or revocation of license. Since it began regulating mixed martial arts in 2010, this is the first case in which the state commission has dealt with a timekeeping issue.”

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