Saturday, August 22, 2015. Another night of fights by Knockout Promotions and back on the winning track. We were supposed to have 4 guys fighting, but ended up with 3 due to illness. Long Tran and Henry Campanur were both making their amateur debuts, while Gabriel Green was trying to increase his record to 4-0 and fighting for the promotion’s Welterweight title.
At the Soboba Casino for the umpteenth time for Justin and Logan’s fights in King of the Cage. At one point, I was sitting with Russ Miura and Adam Lynn and we came to the realization that we have all been coming to this exact same place for fights for over a decade now. Always a good way to feel old… xP
Back from another night of fights held by Knockout Promotions at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, California. Had 2 grappling matches and 3 fights to corner (2 of which were debuts). Mario Delgado went to a 10-minute draw with his opponent while AJ McKee submitted his opponent in a minute and a half with a crucifix while INSIDE his full guard!
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).