Corner forced to jump in and stop fight when referee spaces out

Corner forced to jump in and stop fight when referee spaces out

This should be all any commission needs to see to fire this referee

Fighters have to protect themselves while inside the cage, but at times, the referee needs to be ready ready to step in and stop a fight.  For whatever reason, this referee didn’t have the ability to see a fighter was clearly struggling and out as a result of a choke submission. This was clearly the mistake of a bad referee.

The fight took place at Super Fight League in India.  It’s a fight between Asha Roka and Hannah Kampf.  The fighter is locked in a deep choke, and the announcers begin to yell that she’s out.  She seems at some point to be moving her arm, but it’s unclear if that is an involuntary action.  It almost looks like she’s stiff and convulsing. She’s certainly out at the end.  Her corner is forced to jump the fence and run to his fighter’s aid.

We see poor refereeing way more than we’d like to.  It’s going to get someone badly hurt, or worse if it continues unchecked.