Posted by jomatty
everyone loves big john but i dont think he is really a draw for most fight fans so i doubt they are "stepping up" the reffing in account to his leaving.
i did think they did a good job on saturday. there is a big difference between letting people work on the ground and having one fighter simply maintain position. when you see a great bjj guy working on the ground it is very exciting to me but watching a wrestler sit in the guard is no fun for anyone.
and how good a name is yves lavign? if that was my name id probably be a rock star or something...
It seems liek the ref's were pushing "action" they kept saying it during a fight. I wonder i Dana got onto them. you know? Maybe he told them we don't want any laying around. I understand a BJJ can do some impressive stuff on the ground and they rely on that. But Yves would give them 1 minute or so to do something, then stand them up. very impressive. Crowd didnt boo
It seems like they are trying to push the fighters more. Heck, I think the finale did better than a couple of the past PPV's. Hell of an event, alot of it was due to the good job on reffing! They dont get enough credit IMO