Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ultimate Fighter 9 Finals

We'll be at the Palms in Las Vegas to judge the finals of season 9 of the Ultimate Fighter. If you can't make the event in person, be sure and set your Tvo to Spike on Sat. If you do make the event, come on over and say hi.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bon jour mon ami

Just returned after three days in Montreal, Canada where I was working as a judge at UFC-97.
While there were a number of decent fights on the card, the event will be remembered for two reasons; Shoguns KO of Liddell, and, the passive-aggressive defense by Anderson Silva of his title.

For any of you desirous of visiting Europe but can't afford it, I highly recommend a trip to Montreal or Quebec. The people, language, and architecture lend themselves to the distinct feeling of being in France. And, the best part is a favorable exchange of the $$$$$.

Monday, April 20, 2009

REFS launches YouTube Channel

Hello Fight Fans, REFS is happy to announce the debut of its very own YouTube Channel for videos, photos, and many other things MMA. Come check us out right now and become a REFS' team member. See You Soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

REFS (Ring Experienced Fight Specialists) creates new blog space

REFS is an instructional and consulting organization serving the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Founded in the year 2000 by Nelson ‘Doc’ Hamilton, REFS believes that the number of skilled competitors, as well as the number of quality events, have far outpaced the available pool of competent ring officials.

REFS is dedicated to the ongoing education and training paramount to establishing longevity for this explosive and dynamic sport. Easily misunderstood and often criticized, it is REFS’ belief that any questionable stoppage by a referee, or questionable decision by a judge, has a negative impact on the integrity of the sport.

REFS is committed to educating and informing Athletic Commissions, Native American Entities, Promoters and other Regulatory Agencies. Maintaining high standards of competition and officiating is essential to stabilizing MMA’s athletic legitimacy and economic viability. Implementing sound practices designed to protect fighters from unnecessary injury prolongs productive careers.

REFS’ mission is two-fold: firstly, to elevate the quality and consistency of officiating via training seminars and videos for aspiring MMA referees and judges, and secondly, to provide expertise as consultants to all Tribal, Province, and State Athletic Commissions desirous of regulating the sport in their respective locales.

SUPERIOR REFEREES AND JUDGES ARE MADE, NOT BORN!!!