Referee Question?

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  1. OrigFan255 Black Belt

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    First off, I have got to give much respect where much respect is due.

    Since the start of the UFC, Referees have improved dramatically since the 90’s and early 2000’s (Pride referees always knew when to save a fighter)

    I know some will complain that certain refs got a decision wrong or made a mistake and yes, it does happen, IN EVERY SPORT!
    Usually when someone barks that a referee was wrong, it usually is coming from a biased opinion of a fan of the losing side.

    Being an impartial ref MUST be impossible, just as an impartial judge is....We all have stereotypes and biases whether admitted or not.

    I am just happy that referees have a much better grasp on knowing when is almost the exact time to save a fighter. Best improvement over time.

    MY QUESTION IS: Is there a referee school that is responsible for teaching HOW to referee?
     
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    Herb 'The Fix is In' Dean
     
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  4. Foghorn Leghorn Green Belt

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    Big John has a ref school doesn't he? Not sure about anyone else, but you'd have to think so
     
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    Yes there are courses and certifications that you can receive which help you get licensed by state commissions.
     
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  7. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    The "old school" you mention teaches the new breed.
    Big John Mccarthy did that.

    and he was/is one of the best judges I've ever seen in action. (the most consistent as well)
     
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    Terrific, thanks! I've grown to appreciate Big John even more since he began commentating; the guy's knowledge/ skill level is very impressive.
     
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  12. Liverkick-king56 Green Belt

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    Many refs are guys who've trained most their lives and are in their 40's (at least from my experience)
    Also the ones I know have many coaches hold high respect for them as martial artists
     
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    Sanctions must hold some sort of yearly get together a where things are discussed/taught.
     
  16. BEATDOWNS Steel Belt

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    Chris Leben became a ref by taking Herb Deans course

    https://www.mmanews.com/chris-leben-discusses-mme-referee/

    Pretty cool! Frank Trigg is also reffing.
     
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    I've seen Trigg ref in a few promotions. He generally gets a pretty large applause when he's first introduced at each event. He was a fun fighter to watch and his commentary is also pretty good. Wouldn't be surprised if starts judging too, if he's not already.
     

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