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The Rules of MMA for CBS Saturday Night Fights (video)

Here’s a quick video clip of referee Herb Dean going over the rules for mixed martial arts bouts in preparation for the May 31st CBS Saturday Night Fights event. CBS released this video on their official YouTube profile and hopefully it airs several times before the fights on May 31st. It features Nick Diaz and Jake Shields with Herb going over the finer points of the rules to show people that MMA isn’t “barbarism” like some have called it.

This is exactly the kind of thing that EliteXC and CBS should be doing to gain more viewers. Like it or not, there are still people who are clueless about the sport and hate it for no apparent reason other than “it’s too violent.” Well, of course it’s violent. It’s a fight. But there are plenty of rules and regulations, things you can and cannot do. And it’s much more regulated than most people who know nothing about it believe. Like I said, hopefully this is aired several times before the fights so people can go into the thing with an open mind.

HT: The Savage Science

9 COMMENTS
  • D says:

    They probably should have gone over methods of winning and ref stoppages. Explaining a choke or GnP, first, will lessen the shock value for some first-time viewers.

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  • Kelvin says:

    I agree wit D.

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  • GoofyMonkey says:

    “…I would stand them up an deduct a point. One Point. Then I’d let them fight again until one fighter seems to be winning and stop the fight prematurely like I usually do, making the wrong call again…”

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  • [...] Five Ounces of Pain | Your Destination for Insider MMA News and Opinion placed an observative post today on The Rules of MMA for CBS Saturday Night Fights (video)Here’s a quick excerpt [...]

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  • Dave says:

    The best part is the look on Diaz’s face when Dean deducts a point from Shields. He looks like his real-life opponent just had a point deducted in the middle of a match.

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  • seth b says:

    Herb Dean with an EliteXC shirt on? I was under the impression that the refs worked exclusively with one organization. Have I been mistaken all this time?

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    The referees work for the commission. However, they wear shirts presented to them by the promotions.

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  • JacRabbit says:

    I was always under the impression that Big John worked for UFC…. interesting…

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  • Evan says:

    Watch any smaller card from an org and chances are you will see Steve or Herb on it.

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