referee

sports

Muay Thai Fight Ends When Opponent and Ref Get Knocked Out at Same Time

The ref stepped in to intervene in a MAX Muay Thai event between Gou Dakui and Super X Sitsontidech, and got more than he bargained for.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.29.18
fifa

'Apolitical' FIFA Removes Qatari Referees Due to Diplomatic Crisis

On the same day that Gianni Infantino said that FIFA's role is "not to interfere in geopolitics," they removed a Qatari ref on the United Arab Emirates' request, citing the 'geopolitical situation.'
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.11.17
FIGHTLAND

The Real Problem With Germaine de Randamie's Late Hits: We Expected a Warning First

When refs say "next time I'll deduct a point," it lends approval to things we all agree are wrong.
Jeff Harder
2.14.17
FIGHTLAND

MMA Referees Could be Using Instant Replay in 2017

A key component to efficient officiating moved one step closer to fruition earlier this week.
Jake Hughes
2.8.17
NHL

NHL Ref Takes Time to Drop a Couple "Fuck You"s on Mic Before Making a Call

You would think that'd be grounds for firing—or a dismissal—but it just means the ref is doing his job well. That player probably deserved a couple of F bombs.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.27.17
FIGHTLAND

Memorable Moments In Fighter-On-Referee Assault

On the occasion of Roy Nelson's suspension for kicking John McCarthy, a look at colorful—and sometimes disgraceful—outbursts against the third man.
Jeff Harder
11.21.16
FIGHTLAND

Roy Nelson's "Attack" on John McCarthy Is Now Before a Brazilian Superior Court

A new kind of justice comes to the MMA frontier.
Josh Rosenblatt
9.27.16
FIGHTLAND

Jon Jones Doesn't Want Big John's Bad "Energy" Ruining His Next Fight

The tragedy of an artist, an ex-cop, and a dangerous sport.
Josh Rosenblatt
6.29.16
FIGHTLAND

Fight Week's Title Fights Get Refs and Judges

The referees and judges for the five title fights scheduled for the UFC's International Fight Week have been assigned. Not all the fighters involved are happy with these choices, however.
Tom Taylor
6.22.16
FIGHTLAND

Referee Steve Perceval Severely Mishandles Magny vs Lombard

It appeared as though Perceval was literally testing the boundaries of a human durability as he let Magny pour on grounded shots to the former judo Olympian, who remained completely still for sections of the second round.
Peter Carroll
3.21.16