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2013: The Ref’s Year in Review

Phew… Thank goodness last year is over! It was a rough one. As your friend, I’m sincerely hoping yours wasn’t as tough as mine. A divorce, 1100 mile move, and loss of my best friend (FUCK CANCER), riddled my life with pai...
 
 
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Who’s The Boss… Rrrreally??

By Michelle D. Drake, Special Guest Contributor, September 25th, 2013 Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport today. The speed at which it gains new fans on a daily basis is astounding… and its growth is only expandin...
 
 
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Let’s Talk ‘Time!’

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor, May 20th, 2013 “He/she should’ve gotten 5 minutes to recover after that foul!” “The fighter’s allowed 5 minutes!” How many times have we heard this? As a referee, I...
 

 
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Stopping the Fight

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor, February 21, 2013 First off I’d like to say how great it is to have a few moments to sit down and put my thoughts and musings on my computer screen. It’s been a hot minute si...
 
 
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Review – 2012 Florida MMA Awards Show

By Michelle D. Drake, November 15th, 2012  And the Winner Is… You have at some point in your life heard those famous words, “And the winner is…,” and I’m sure you secretly wished it was your name about to...
 
 
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Gettin’ Called Up

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor, November 9th, 2012  I’ve been an MMA referee about a year and a half.  By now, I know it all, I’ve seen it all, I’ve done it all.  And if you believe that, I...
 

 
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Everyday I’m Reffin’ It

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor, September 1st, 2012  As a MMA referee, it’s always an honor to climb into the cage (sometimes modified boxing ring) with two fighters knowing that I’m set and ready to o...
 
 
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A Lesson in Self Control

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor, July 3rd, 2012 “Ok gentlemen (women if they’re present), we’re all adults here. We’re all martial artists too. You’re being watched by everyone:  k...
 
 
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So You Want To Be A F*cking Referee?!

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor on May 6th, 2012                     So you wanna be a f*cking referee?! If you’ve ever watched “The Ultimate Fighter” even...
 

 
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Bikram Yoga and the Martial Artist

by Michelle D. Drake, special guest contributor on April 1st, 2012                       100-105 degrees. 80-90% humidity. 20-25 people in a 300 square foot room. These are...