Being a ref is a thankless job. In MMA it’s dangerous, too.
For one MMA ref in a lower tier match in Grand Rapids, Michigan, things got scary when he was choked out by a disoriented fighter who mistook him for his opponent after getting KO’d in the opening seconds of the match.
The confused fighter was eventually pulled off the zebra, but not before he violently choked the hell out of him in his semi-conscious state. It’s not often you take two L’s in one match, but this guy managed to do it.
Check out the crazy video: