Referee News

Aug 13, 2017 6:02 am

VIDEO | Is this the worst MMA referee of all time?

Wild R2 between Marcio Lyoto and Fabio Aguiar. Ref completely ignores illegal strikes, then follows up w/ non-stoppage at the end of the rd. pic.twitter.com/CEVrhoeuYb — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 13, 2017 One of the most common and dangerous problems in mixed martial arts is poor officiating. For every good referee – such Big John McCarthy...

Mar 22, 2017 12:23 pm

VIDEO | Fighter chokes out referee after getting KO’d

When a fighter is badly knocked out, they’re often left in a confused daze for several minutes thereafter. During this daze, they can often be seen challenging the referee stoppage, and at times, even attempting to attack the referee, mistaking them for their opponent in the chaos of it all. During a recent show promoted...

Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Referee’s incompetence causes cornerman to jump cage and rescue fighter

SFL – The referee was sleeping – Asha Roka /Sher-E-Punjab/ 1R guillotine (vs. Hanna Kamf /Bengaluru Tigers/ pic.twitter.com/wpJbSp0FsQ — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 17, 2017 Mixed martial arts officiating is an ever controversial topic. It seems that every week, we have a new reason to criticize the sport’s judges and referees for their blunders and missteps....

Dec 12, 2016 10:50 am

VIDEO | Fighter gets knocked out and wakes up and fights referee

Being a referee in combat sports can sometimes be a dangerous job as the ref is the only one in the cage or ring with the two combatants. Sometimes accidents happen where the official is caught by a punch or kick on accident, trying to break up an exchange with the round ending or calling...

Oct 10, 2016 6:45 pm

Marc Goddard Comments on Late Perry vs. Roberts Stoppage

Last Saturday, on the Fight Pass Prelims of UFC 204, undefeated welterweight Mike Perry sent England’s Danny Robert’s careening to the mat with a third-round knee and a followup punch. Though Roberts was clearly out cold, Perry then chased him to the canvas, where he landed a series of additional blows, while referee Marc Goddard...

Mar 23, 2016 11:43 am

VIDEO | Biggest referee mistakes in MMA

Here is a highlight video of some of the biggest blunders by MMA referees. From illegal strikes to the back of the head that go completely unnoticed to competitors being choked unconscious for an extended period of time, take a look at the video that perhaps should be shown to all referees on what not...