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Fan Makes Big Mistake, Goes After UFC Ref Dan Miragliotta

The burly bald guy you see in the above photo is mixed martial arts referee Dan Miragliotta. As UFC fans know, Miragliotta is an enormous man (6-foot-4, 296 pounds) who has no trouble with the physically strenuous job of separating two fighters. Clearly, he is not someone you want to mess with.

And yet mess with Miragliotta is exactly what a fan at UFC 83 did.

Mr. Sunshine reports that a fan at the Bell Centre in Montreal jumped over a barrier and charged toward the Octagon, where he crossed paths with Miragliotta -- who promptly put him in a rear-naked choke. The photo you see is the aftermath, as Miragliotta and security personnel check on the fan.

Miragliotta told Mr. Sunshine via e-mail, "I didn't want to hurt the guy so I was just going to put him to sleep and then help get him out of there before he hurt someone or himself." Well done, sir.

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