Let’s be honest, being a referee in mixed martial arts is a pretty thankless job. Like the CIA, their failures are known and their successes are not.
No one remembers flawless refereeing precisely because a good official blends into the scenery unless he is forced to act.
In contrast, when one of our referees puts on the kind of performance that makes Joe Cortez look competent, it remains at the forefront of our minds until we vent our frustration at their ineptitude.
In honour of those calls that left you scratching your head in bemusement, I present the five worst refereeing performances in the history of modern-day UFC.
Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section.