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  • 9 days ago
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Referee Mark Smith, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, still believes his Armed Forces career came to an end through discrimination, and he wants to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to anyone else. MMA referee Mark Smith may be a new face to many UFC fans, but he already has received positive commentary for his job at the third man in the cage at UFC 181. This is not the first time Smith has distinguished himself professionally, the referee and judge comes to the sport of mixed marti read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas explains how he would beat Conor McGregor if he got the opportunity to face the Irishman in competiton. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Mark Hunt asked the referee to stop the fight after Fabricio Werdum landed that thunderous flying knee in their UFC 180 interim heavyweight title bout. That's according to a pretty key witness: Werdum himself. The new champion revealed the nugget in a Portuguese-language video interview with the UFC, which was translated by Bloody Elbow. "I was able to hit him with the knee, and after that happened, a thing that no one saw was that he asked the referee for the end of the bout," Werdum said in th read news >>

  • a month ago
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Referee Mike Beltran, along with judges Michael Bell, Derek Cleary and Mark Smith, will oversee the Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar main event of Bellator 131 on Nov. 15. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Duane Ludwig, striking coach for UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes, reveals he didn't hear the bell at the end of the first round and blames referee Marc Goddard for not being more forcible in his fighter intervention. By now, everyone knows Duane "Bang" Ludwig. The former lightweight and welterweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has made an astonishingly successful transition from pugilist to coach in the past two years. Under his guidance, Team Alpha Male fighters have gone from pere read news >>

  • a month ago
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Vido Locar, the Croatian boxer who viciously attacked a referee following the stoppage of his bout, is currently in jail and has been banned from the sport of boxing for life. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Video: Croatian boxer Vido Loncar goes nuts after losing to Algirdas Baniulis at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, retaliates by beating the s--t out of the referee, all while Baniulis flees in terror. read news >>

  • a month ago
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A disturbing and outrageous moment took place at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, where one boxer went on an all-out assault on the referee. A truly bizarre scene unfolded at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. As you can see in the video at the top of the page, The Croatian boxer (Vido Loncar) socked the referee with a right hand, and then while the ref is downed and severely hurt, proceeded to use MMA-style ground-and-pound on the man until he read news >>

  • a month ago
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Referee "Big" John McCarthy didn't appreciate Josh Neer telling him how do his job. read news >>

  • a month ago
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When Gennady Golovkin enters the ring Saturday to face Marco Antonio Rubio, it now amounts to a non-title catchweight bout. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Rob Hinds, an approved Association of Boxing Commissions referee and judge trainer, said the Nevada Athletic Commission inspectors in charge of in-ring activities should bear the brunt of the Yoel Romero-Tim Kennedy controversy. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Big John McCarthy may be the best referee in combat sports, but he got “owned” on Saturday night at UFC 178, according to Tim Kennedy. The legendary referee is being blamed for the unintentional hand he had in “Stoolgate,” a controversial incident that occurred in the main card bout between top middleweight contenders Kennedy and Yoel Romero. Early on, it was business as usual in the cage. Romero’s overbearing strength and athleticism appeared to be too much for Kennedy, who got picked apart on read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Nothing like a little optimism. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Tim Kennedy, who suffered a technical knockout loss to Yoel Romero at the UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Sept. 27, 2014) in Las Vegas (full results here), is unlikely to have the decision overturned to a "no contest." Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Bob Bennett talks to MMA Fighting: "The likelihood of an appeal being overturned is very slim. I'm read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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It’s fair to say that MMA referees take their fair share of stick from both fans and media. As viewers, we have a tendency to underestimate just how difficult a referee’s job is, and determining when to stop a fight may be its most challenging feature. Referees are charged with giving the athlete every opportunity to recover from bad positions, but they are also tasked with ensuring the fighter’s safety. The ability to strike the correct balance between these contradictory aims is often what sep read news >>

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