Being a combat sports referee is just like being a fighter – it’s not for everybody and it shouldn’t be done by just anybody.
Being the third man inside the ropes on the cage is a job that requires a lot of mental and physical strength. You have two people full-on adrenaline wanting to smash each other and the ref is the guy that has to command them and make them respect him.
Telling two bulls what to do is a dangerous thing alone, but when things get out of hand, then the kids are getting separated from the men.
Here is a compilation of videos that showcases accidents that are taking place during or shortly after the fight has been stopped and unfortunately for them, the referees are the one caught up in the act.