MMA Rundown

Video: Winslow! Mazzagatti! Peoples! From worst to best the top 10 MMA referees of all time

The life of a mixed martial arts referee is a thankless profession. If you do an outstanding job nobody gives you a pat on the back or a “thank you”. As a MMA referee you can do your job 99 times correctly but will only be remembered for that 100th screw-up.

MMA judging sucks. MMA refereeing sucks, but the job of being a MMA referee is even worse. The sport of MMA provides in-cage action with infinite possibilities and outcomes; almost no two fights are ever alike, which is in part why we love the sport. With billions of possibilities and outcomes happening between two high level fast athletes happening right in front of their faces, MMA refereeing sucks but is almost extremely difficult.

Thanks to The Montage King, here is a friendly reminder that the worst MMA referees are the still the absolute worst and even the best trained MMA referees have had their off nights. Relive the top ten best (least bad?) MMA referees in this video below!

10. A man of the Peoples
9. Steve O….WTF did you just do?
8. Lil Kim
7. This guy
6. The big guy
5. Not really Super
4. A ref with a great ground game
3. 🙂
2. !!!!!!
1. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

Tommy Messano is a writer residing in Gilbert, Arizona who is best known for his work as a Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including,,, the abandoned as well as his own site, (R.I.P).

An Arizona State University alum he can often be found marketing and public relating things to people when not writing on The Internet.