WORKING WITH AMAZING PEOPLE
I’ve been Judging MMA events in Australia since 2009. When I first began there was no set standard for MMA Officials in Queensland, Aust. Eventually Mixed Martial Arts Australasia (MMAA) was formed to provide consistency in MMA events. As a founding member of MMAA I have seen the sport grow locally. Promoters can focus on creating and promoting an event while the MMAA Officials ensure that the show runs correctly with fair rules, consistent standards and unbiased judging.
In 2020 I have also registered with IMMAF Australia as a Judge. IMMAF is an International organization working towards the inclusion of MMA at the Olympic Games.
I’ve been very fortunate to meet and work with key people in the Asian MMA scene. When I first traveled to Phuket, Thailand I was introduced to the FMD Crew who quickly became great friends and welcomed me into their world. Job offers spread quickly in this tight community and I’ve now worked with different groups Judging at events in Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Thailand.
Most Asian events use the Global Rule Set which requires judging the entire fight as a whole rather than round by round. In many ways I prefer this as I think it gives a more accurate result provided that the judging team understands the weighting of all elements in a fight. It requires more accurate note taking during a fight and rewards the fighters for damage more than cage control.