The Nevada State Athletic Commission has assigned referees and judges for this Saturday's UFC 125 event, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Yves Lavigne has been assigned to referee the main event, a lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, while the judges scoring the bout will be: Patricia Morse-Jarman, Marcos Rosales, and Glenn Trowbridge.
Gilbert Yvel, a true legend of MMA has been licensed for one fight by the NSAC which declined to license him to fight at PRIDE 33 in Las Vegas. Yvel is infamous for multiple disqualifications for eye gouging and assaulting the referee. HT MMA Weekly
Looks like B.J. Penn was still able to get some changes through in his case against Georges St. Pierre... there is now a rule known as the "B.J. Penn Rule" that will allow the referee to foul fighters for excessive use of a substance that is deemed illegal. "In a meeting held Wednesday in Las Vegas, the NSAC approved language prohibiting the use of foreign substances on a fighter’s body prior to or during a fight that "could result in an unfair advantage. Dubbed by a commission official as the "B.J. Penn Rule," the use of foreign substances will now be added to a list of "fouls" in the Nevada Administrative Code that address tactics illegal to fighters, such as eye gouging, small joint manipulation, or biting." HT: MMAWeekly