We all know referees get a lot of flack from everyone, whether it is Basketball or MMA, it's just a tough and thankless job. In mixed martial arts, stoppages are usually the main point of contention, but what happens if the complaining gets too excessive, and the patience of the ref wears off?
It hasn't occurred in the UFC, but that's exactly what happened on one of the smaller regional MMA events.
The stoppage didn't look that controversial judging from this video, but nevertheless, the losing fighter's cornerman was clearly unhappy as he immediately gets in the ref's face. That's when things started to escalate. After a brief argument, the cornerman shoves the referee, and he in turn retaliates with a quick left hook that KOes the cornerman stiff, almost starting an all-out brawl.
Check out the video for all the madness:
Off the top of my head, the only thing crazier than this in MMA happened in the Philippines a little over a year ago, when the promoter choked out his own fighter for attacking a referee. Alas, these things happen in
MMA ...well anywhere.