Spent the weekend at Herb Dean’s yearly MMA referee camp. It’s been over 4 years since I have reffed or judged MMA and I had been thinking about getting back into it for awhile. My friend/training partner Jenn, who also happens to be the operations manager for the camp, told me about it and suggested I take the course. I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and take the course to get brushed up on the finer details of the unified rules (which, after taking the course I realized, no matter how well you think you know the rules, you probably don’t).
About to head back home from another weekend of fights in Laughlin. We’ve been taking guys to fight in this show for almost a decade now (my last fight was in March 2008 in this same show). We had hoped to have more guys fighting on the card, but only found match ups for Mario Delgado at middleweight and Fabian at Roa heavyweight.
Speaking of Get Down Fights 17, there were obviously the MMA fights that followed the tournament. I stuck around because a couple of guys I know were fighting in the show. Unfortunately they were fighting each other, but that has to happen sometimes when you are fighting for the championship. It was Albert Lee from Juliano Prado’s Total MMA (and featured previously on this site) vs Sean Datte from Antonio McKee’s Body Shop. The fight was exciting with solid GnP from Sean and a lot of solid submission attempts by Albert.