Another “If he dies, he dies” moment from a ref’s incompetence.

Another “If he dies, he dies” moment from a ref’s incompetence.

After all of the craziness we see in MMA all the time, the only constant seems to be referee incompetence. Sans Jason Herzog, Herb Dean, John McCarthy, Leon Roberts, etc… There are more bad refs creating forgettable moments that need to be addressed and see their ref licenses revoked.

There is always the case where a fight is stopped too early and that is just human error. Early stoppages are much more forgivable than late ones. Ultimately, late stoppages can lead to a fighter taking unnecessary damage and getting seriously injured.

Such was the case at LFA last night with referee Joe Fipp. Not only did he let the fight go on too long, but he also called the fight and then told the fighters to continue on. Reckless.

His non-stoppage of Austin Hubbard smashing Killys Mota was just an embarrassment. The crowd was booing and the announcers were yelling at him. Basically, he was being told that he was blowing it but he trusted his own judgement.

For the record, Joe, Fipp, your judgement was very poor.