(Video) MMA Ref forced to physically intervene to stop bout

It’s not always glamorous to work as a referee in mixed martial arts (MMA). When you perform your duties correctly, it’s simply you going about your business. However, you’ll face a lot of shaming and criticism every time you make a mistake.

However, MMA referees do sometimes get recognition for their work. Like this referee did for a bout at FFC 53: Argentina.

Emanuel Rivero and Roger Garcia engaged in combat. Rivero was leading on the score cards when he successfully connected with a leg kick. He then delivered a spinning backfist in response that knocked Garcia to the ground.

From then, Rivero gained the upper hand and began applying vicious ground and pound, landing several blows to the back of his opponent’s head.

As Rivero continued to throw, the referee intervened to break it. The referee tried to stop Rivero from striking, but he persisted.

At that point, the referee made the decision that he would need to step up his intervention in order to break it up. Rivero was swiftly taken down and put on his back.

In another incident, ego may be harmful while practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu. If uncontrolled, it may result in undesirable circumstances. even to severe injuries.

When a 250-pound purple belt showed up to a class, that is precisely what occurred. He sparred with a 140-pound young blue belt and slammed him viciously

The father of the blue belt said:

“We recently had an adult male purple belt come to our school to try class. He was approximately 250 to 265 lbs and rolled with my 140 lbs juvenile blue belt son.”

“When the purple belt got caught he decided his ego couldn’t take the hit, and slammed my son on his head causing a severe concussion. He then tried to blame it on my son and say he spazzed out. You be the judge.”

Sean Roberts, the gym’s owner and the day’s instructor, described what transpired both before and after the incident:

“I’m the owner of the gym and was teaching that day. This person has taken a class with us before and I have personally rolled with this man. And watched him roll – and didn’t notice anything dangerous about the way he rolled at the time.”

“He was also very respectful, so I didn’t anticipate this happening. I didn’t see the whole thing go down until I pulled up the camera footage a little later. This man did come back on a different day and profusely apologize to the dad, son, and myself.”