It's a perspective that we all have envied before. The third man in the Octagon, with two top tier fighters duking it out. Only a select few have had the honor of having that perspective, though they aren't there just to enjoy the fight. Now, with UFC on Fox 4, Fox is introducing the "ref cam", the closest most of us will ever get to the inside of the UFC Octagon. They announced the new development today in a press release.
Fox Sports has been known for bringing in new ways to view sports, and this may be one of the biggest developments yet. Referees will now be equipped with a lightweight, wireless, high def camera, and we will get their perspective for the first time. This new development will give us even better replays, better highlights, and a fresh new view of our favorite fights.
During the fights, the camera will be located in the top button of the referee's shirts. It is powered by a lightweight battery that will be worn in a chest vest. This kind of camera was used earlier in the summer for the broadcast of Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia, and received good reviews from viewers. Hopefully, this will go over well and will be implemented regularly for our viewing pleasure.
UFC on Fox 4 takes place this Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It's main and co main events have light heavyweight title implications as Lyoto Machida fights Ryan Bader and Mauricio Rua fights Brandon Vera.