xSamWaynex wrote:snake eyes wrote:I hear you but tolerating fighters attacking the ref is not the way to go.
I get that, and I am by no means saying that two wrongs make a right, but can you honestly call what Roy did was "attacking?" Maybe it is in the most literal sense of the word with no context being taken into account? Anyway man like I said the refs should be fined, suspended or both, when they make a mistake as well. The refs have let a lot of things slide which costed fighters wins, and or got them moderately to severely hurt. Not only that but they have also been known to be very biased in the cage.
Josh Rosenthal when he got arrested for selling marijuana was found with two betting slips in his home for fights he had reffed. In Vegas this is illegal, and both fights happened in Las Vegas. Those two fights were Sonnen vs Silva 1 and Lesnar vs Carwin. Josh bet heavily, with money he got for selling weed mind you haha, on both Silva and Lesnar. Silva was put on his ass again and again, and was repeatedly struck in the face, some of the punches that got through could've been seen as Silva not "intelligently defending himself", and in some cases that could've meant an end to the fight. In the Lesnar fight Carwin had Lesnar dead to rights against the fence and was constantly raining down blow after blow and Rosenthal did nothing in this case as well. In both cases it only took one initial tap from both Carwin and Sonnen for Josh to call the fight. Just sayin....
Try kicking/pushing your co-worker or a doctor who fucks up a surgery though. A referee is no different. That's definitely an attack (assault) anywhere but between two guys who voluntarily agree to beat each other up. The violence that takes place within those 5 minute rounds should not blur that and the context (Roy's spite of McGarthy etc.) don't change that.
As for the refs fucking up, yes I've witnessed it from the day I started watching mma. Early stoppages, late stoppages and calls that straight f**k up the fight. Maybe they should have a procedure for that. There definitely should be requirements for competence in that job but then again there most likely is. That said, fuck-ups happen in reffing in any sport and I don't think it can be avoided. Agreed they are more dangerous in mma than in football.