Terrible MMA Ref Lets Fighter Get Knocked Out 3 Times Before Stepping In (Video)

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In a sport as violent as boxing or MMA, there’s almost no virtue in letting fighters have at it during a match when one is clearly getting his butt kicked. The fight’s almost always decided at that point, and the only reason to let a match continue is bloodlust at the expense of a fighter’s health.

Yet that’s exactly what happened in this travesty of a fight below, in which Henrique Lopez KOs his opponent, Johnny Walker, not once, not twice, but three times at Jungle Fight 88:

I guess the ref was letting the punch-drunk, likely concussed fighter dictate the course of the fight. A bold, stupid move. Fortunately, no immediate harm came to Walker, but getting KO’d three times in a matter of minutes can’t be good for your long-term mental health.

Hat Tip – [Uproxx]

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