During an MMA fight over the weekend at Trench Warz 20 in Chalan Kiya, Saipan, one fighter took an illegal soccer kick, and tried to retaliate on his opponent. Here’s the problem: he went after the referee instead of the opponent.

The referee, Frank Camacho, shared video of the footage on his Instagram account:

I had the honor of being one of the refs for Trench Warz 20 this past weekend. I had one of the best experiences as a ref and martial arts competitor with this fight in particular. These guys were getting after each other right off the bat. With all the adrenaline running an illegal kick was thrown to the down opponent as you see in the footage. Usually fighters cover their heads and pretend to be in antagonizing pain to sway a disqualification win. This fighter was totally opposite of that. He was GAME! He had the Chamorro Islander fighting spirit and had no giving up in him even after getting dazed. I just happened to be in front of him as he got back up! LOL. It was an amazing night of fights! Si Yu’us Maase @ifamiliaku_mass and the fighters for putting on an amazing show! Yamato Damashii in full effect! LONG LIVE THE ISLAND WARRIORS!

A video posted by Frank Camacho (@frankthecrank) on

As Camacho said on his Instagram post, the fighter looked very dazed and surely had little idea what was going on. Terrific job by Camacho of realizing this and calmly getting the fighter under control. That may have actually been the most notable part of the crazy video.


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