Who's the Best Active Ref?

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What ref are you happy to see?


  • Total voters
    17

Thefifthscallop

Major Dick, Dick Army
Amateur Fighter
Nov 15, 2015
1,671
2,343
Keith Peterson usually does a great job. I used to shit on Tan Dan a lot, but over the years I think he has actually become much better. I guess you can say that I’m a “Tan Fan”.
 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
4,927
9,810
No ref is perfect. Dean and Goddard rise to the top with me. Both have been involved in some controversial situations, but I think Deans’ were more egregious in terms of error and lack of judgement. I think Goddard is solid and I love how he is willing to either publicly (and respectfully) defend his position or take accountability for a mistake.

Rosenthal was near the top of my list before his arrest/suspension but o don’t think he has reffed enough high profile fights since his return to consider him in the conversation at the present time.
 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
4,927
9,810
Keith Peterson usually does a great job. I used to shit on Tan Dan a lot, but over the years I think he has actually become much better. I guess you can say that I’m a “Tan Fan”.
First of all it is “The No Nonsense” Keith Peterson, so show some respect! 😜
Second...”Tan Fan?” Really? You are better than that.
 

Inside Job

Sapere Aude
First 100
Jan 17, 2015
45,674
50,314
Isn't Trigg reffing now?

How is he?

Other than friendships and favorites I think former experienced fighters would make the best refs...although everyone has their biases as far as techniques and disciplines.
 

kristian82

Well-Known Member
Feb 26, 2020
384
341
Goddard is the best and he owns it when he fucks up. Herb jumped the shark a while ago to be honest but he used to be one of the best.
 

Nuk Soo Kow

Instant respect
Admin
First 100
Jan 14, 2015
32,338
53,943
Yamasaki, Beltran and Goddard are guys who seem rather consistent. Anybody have a stat on what refs have actually taken points away for fouls? Need more of that happening.
 

jason73

get a job hippy
First 100
Jan 15, 2015
50,776
97,979
top 3 for me. beltran,herzog and goddard . yves lavign and mazzagatti suck . best ref of all time though was yuji shimada . those japanese refs dont fuck around. they are smacking fingers off the ropes and demanding action on the ground. they even hand out yellow and red cards . i dont see herb dean smacking fingers off the cage. he just gives endless warnings