The cage is always filled with three men, the third man being the referee. Believe it or not, the third man in the cage is just as important, if not more, than the combatants.
Many times, refs take a lot of heat for not stopping a fight quickly enough or stopping a fight too soon. These men have a split second to make a decision, making their jobs incredibly difficult.
Here are the 10 best referees in MMA today.