This article will focus on situations when the referee had to use force and put things in order in the octagon during MMA fights. So, to your attention 5 cases in MMA when the referee had to use force and show who the BOSS is here.
Josh Koscheck vs Paul Daley
This fight took place in 2010 at UFC 113. For both athletes it was a very important fight, because the winner went to the title fight against Georges Saint-Pierre.
For almost all three rounds, Josh Koscheck held the lead and controlled his opponent on the ground. Immediately after the final bell sounded, an angry Paul Daley approached the opponent and struck. Experienced referee Dan Miragliotta intervened at the right time, pushing Paul Daley aside with force and almost carrying out a choke to calm the hot-tempered fighter.
Reza Nazari vs Brian Johnston
The fight took place back in 1996 at the UFC 11. Already in the first minute of the fight, Brian Johnston quickly moved his opponent to the ground, took an advantageous position and carried out a finishing move. Referee John McCarthy, seeing that Reza Nazari was already knocked out, rushed to intervene and pushed Brian Johnston so hard that he broke his nose along the way. This case is rather an exception, because the referee did it by accident, however, the result is called “on the face”.
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“There should be only one left”
This is the name of the English fighting show, on which the following incident took place. One of the fighters entered the fight too charged, rather quickly knocked out his opponent and did not react in any way to the referee who was trying to stop the fight. Then the latter had to use force and take the enraged fighter on the stranglehold.
Kimbo Slice vs Ray Mercer
In 2007, former world boxing champion – Ray Mercer decided to try his hand at MMA and went into a duel against street fighter Kimbo Slice. Already in the first round, Kimbo moved the fight to the ground and took the opponent to the guillotine. However, Slice clearly overexposed his grip and even when referee Dan Miragliotta tried to disengage the fighters, Kimbo did not loosen his grip. Dan had to forcefully press on Slice’s head and instantly release the grip. It all looked pretty impressive.
Razi Jabbar vs Honorio Banario
The fight took place in 2011 at the URCC tournament. Already in the first round, Honorio Banario made a confident finishing move on the ground, after which the fight was stopped. After the results were announced, Razi Jabbar began to express something to the referee, after which he tried to push and hit him. However, the referee turned out to be a brave man and quickly cooled the fighter’s ardor by transferring him to the ground. The team members from the fighters quickly arrived and managed to separate the conflicting ones.
5 cases in MMA when the referee had to use force and show who the BOSS is here. + Bonus
It is not known when and at what competitions this incident occurred, however, this incident seemed quite interesting. The fighters did not listen to the referee’s commands and made him so angry that he attacked them himself. The surrounding people had to literally drag the heated referee and save both fighters. Maybe it’s just a show
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