TUF 7 runner-up CB Dollaway has been fighting inside the UFC octagon for over a decade now. The 35-year-old middleweight just got back from Russia where the UFC held their first-ever event in Moscow earlier this month. Coming off back-to-back wins over Ed Herman and Hector Lombard, Dollaway faced newcomer Khalid Murtazaliev on a short-notice matchup, … Read more
Let’s face it. Sometimes referees let fights go on too long, or not long enough. Judges score the fights in bizarre ways often being the only ones who saw the fight for the winner on the scorecards. Here are the top 5 ways to fix MMA officiating. BOXING AND WRESTLING In some, if not most … Read more
Long time MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy is one of the best referee’s in the history of MMA, reffing some of the biggest fights in MMA history. He has a hashtag movement on Twitter called “#AskBJM” where he’ll answer questions from people on Twitter and it’s quite good. He recently was asked a question regarding … Read more
After you’ve seen enough crazy endings to MMA fights, once in awhile the thought might cross your mind that there was something shady going on. Somebody was paid off. The referee or judge or someone was in on it and the fight was fixed. Referee Big John McCarthy has been around since the beginning and has talked … Read more
If you have been around the mixed martial arts world for any length of time then you are no doubt familiar with the exploits of one Cecil Peoples. Maybe you’re one of the fighters who got robbed of a decision thanks to his subjective scoring criteria. Or maybe you’re one of the fighters who took a few too many extra punches while Sensei was busy daydreaming instead of refereeing. Or maybe you’re one of the fans who Master Peoples told “go to hell” after the Machida vs. Shogun fight for having the nerve to question his judging. If you are someone who fits into one of those categories, then you will likely enjoy this video even more than me.
UFC President Dana White recently spoke with ProMMAnow.com and other media about his desire to see retired fighters become referees and judges in MMA. He also took the opportunity to give one of his favorite examples of a referee he feels has no business inside the Octagon — that’s right, he went after Mr. “Let’s Hook-em Up” one more time:
In this edition of “Ask the Ref with Kim Winslow”, the world’s first female professional mixed martial arts referee explains the often misunderstood rule regarding knees to the head of a grounded opponent. She explains what exactly constitutes a “grounded opponent” and how the rules apply when a fighter intentionally grounds their self in order to avoid knees to the head from their opponent.
Professional mixed martial arts referee Kim Winslow discusses the rules regarding the “back of the head” in MMA competition and why protecting the back of the head is so important.
The world’s very first female pro mixed martial arts referee Kim Winslow answers your questions about MMA rules and regulation in this new ProMMAnow.com blog.