Monday, July 28, 2008

Exclusive: Steve Mazzagatti Apologizes to Anthony Johnson

By Raj Giri -

Scott Smith and Robbie Lawler weren't the only ones settling "Unfinished Business" last night at EliteXC: Lawler vs. Smith II. Anthony Johnson ran into Steve Mazzagatti last night for the first time since Johnson's controversial TKO loss to Kevin Burns last Saturday night. was on hand when Johnson approached Mazzagatti at ringside during last night's event. Mazzagatti and Johnson shook hands and hugged. Mazzagatti apologized to Johnson and noted that it was "a bad call" and Johnson immediately accepted, saying it was all good.

Johnson's eye was inadvertently gouged by an open hand strike from Burns during their fight last week, which resulted in Steve Mazzagatti calling the fight and awarding a TKO victory to Burns. Johnson underwent surgery on his injured retina earlier this week. Johnson's agent Ken Pavia has said that he will be formally appealing the loss.



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