MMA is arguably one of the most brutal sports. After the bell rings, things can get out of control inside the octagon pretty quickly. Even the referees aren’t safe when this happens. Referees can become an easy target for a fighter to vent out their frustration.
When people switch on their TVs to watch UFC, they are expecting a nasty fight. The UFC has done a good job to become a synonym for nasty and bloody fights. The octagon is a heaven for people with short tempers. These people don’t hesitate from giving the referees a taste of the sport.
We have seen brawls between fighters and referees on multiple occasions and all we can say is, the referees should be ready for it at all times. Honestly, it would be a good idea for the referees to undergo the same training as the fighters.
Watch These Crazy Fights Between MMA Fighters and Referees
1. Listen To The Ref
We can understand the killer instinct which ignites within a fighter when he sees his opponent knocked out cold in front of him. Though according to the MMA rules, a fighter has to leave his opponent alone after a KO.
Some fighters use this time to establish their dominance and make the final dent on their opponents. Don’t even think about it when you have a referee as big as this one. This referee almost put this MMA fighter to sleep with his neck lock.