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06-02-2012, 05:45 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
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Steve Mazzagatti says hi.
That's just a joke, I'm in complete agreement with you.
Dana has said it a thousand times & it is so true, mote retires fighters need to get into judging & reffing. Hell, more lower end professional fighters need to get into it for that matter. It seems like 85% of them have no idea what is going on in the cage.
It's no coincidence that Herb Dean and Big John are the best if all-time.
Big John has done the same thing as Winslow did last night on at least one occasion --
Din Thomas' fight with Jeremy Stephens
about 5 years ago. I don't recall Dana going off about what an awful ref Big John is afterwards or giving Stephens his win bonus
Whoever was reffing the Shane Roller/TJ Grant fight a few months ago (I think it was Yamasaki?) also stepped in to stop the fight before Roller submitted. Winslow's had some questionable performances in the past, but I think she's catching way too much flak over this one. Protecting fighter safety is a big part of a ref's job, and if your arm is locked out and all you're doing is sitting there making faces as it gets hyperextended then I think the ref is entirely within his or her rights to stop the fight. To use an expression that comes up a lot in MMA -- you aren't "intelligently defending" yourself.
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