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Boxing vs. MMA - who has the better referees?

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In Part 4 of his Boxing vs. MMA series, R.C. Speck says he feels that boxing "has a greater potential to fail than MMA. Conversely, MMA has a greater likelihood for thrilling, competitive fights than does boxing." The reason? Because "MMA gives referees fewer excuses to insert himself into a fight. And that, generally, is a good thing."

Speck speculates there are 3 reasons for the epic failing of boxing referees vs MMA ref's: 1) Referees are often forced to make on-the-spot irreversible judgment calls; 2) Referees are given wiggle room; and 3) Referees face the temptation of making the fight about them rather than the fighters.

Speck also says that "In many ways, the MMA referee have similar functions to the boxing referee" but since an MMA referee has a whole lot less to do, while there have been referee fails in MMA as well, " stands to reason that with fewer reasons to get between the fighters, there are fewer fails in MMA." He then lists the egregious calls made by an MMA ref, who happened to be referee Jon Schorle in each situation: 1) the Bobby Lashley-Chad Griggs heavyweight fight from 2010; and 2) the welterweight fight between Rob McCollough and Olaf Alonso in 2006.

What do you think - are boxing ref's worse than MMA ref's, better, or about the same? To see his reasoning, please read the entire article here.

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