Foolish Fighter Thinks Referee Will Stop Fight When He Falls Unconscious

Foolish Fighter Thinks Referee Will Stop Fight When He Falls Unconscious

In a perfect world, a mixed martial arts competitor’s health is safeguarded by the ever-watchful eye of the referee, whose experienced gaze is focused intently on the fighters in the cage, and whose quick reflexes are held at the ready. Are these men who so gallantly put themselves at risk of physical harm intelligently defending themselves? Is it time to separate the combatants and call a halt to the bout? Is that guy dead? These are the questions that often run through the heads of that trusted third man in the cage, and it’s hoped that his ability to perceive imminent danger and act without hesitation will keep the sport free of grave injury and even death.

Then there’s this dude, who needed about 200 people in the audience screaming “He’s out! He’s out!” to know what’s going on.

  • Nepal

    Not sure what the deal is here. The guy was out, what 3 seconds before the ref stepped in??? Actually just rewatched it, I’d say exactly 3 seconds.

  • Chris campbell

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Koa6NK7XFxo. This was my third fight. The ref was ex-UFC fighter Dustin ‘the beast’ Neace. I didn’t even notice him out until it was stopped. Sometimes, it’s just hard to notice from certain angles.

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