It is important for referees in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to remain professional and attentive during fights. Whether the clash is an amateur one or not, the referee’s job is very important and can stop a fighter — at any level — from getting unnecessarily hurt. It is crucial that referees are able to use good judgement and put stoppages to certain bouts during fights whenever it becomes necessary. We would hate to see a repeat of referees calling stoppages several seconds after a fighter has already been knocked out on account of being in a choke hold for too long and unable to breath. Unacceptable refereeing is just that — unacceptable!