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If there’s Ever An In-Cage Death In MMA We’re Pretty Sure That Cecil Peoples Will Be the Referee Involved


(Video courtesy YouTube/LayzietheSavage)

When Cecil Peoples isn’t screwing up the judging of important title fights or telling fans who disagree with his bias towards his fellow karate stylists to "go to hell," he’s causing countless near death experiences like the one above inside the cage.

Our pal Layzie the Savage was cageside at the Long Beach Fight Night event Sunday night to capture the latest in a long line of patented Peoples fuck ups.

I used to think that CePe must be wearing a pair of these when he judges to hide the fact that he’s sneaking a few winks and that he already pre-filled out the scorecards before the show, but now I’m thinking he must have Angry Birds installed on his iPhone because he’s proven himself an equally inattentive in-cage official as he is a cageside one.

Seriously, the dude makes Steve Mazzagatti look like Herb Dean.


Remember when he sprinted across the cage to try to stop Jorge Santiago from inflicting any further punishment on Sean Salmon about forty seconds too late like he was busy grabbing a hotdog and a beer from the stands and didn’t notice that the fight was over?

No? Well have a look at the near tragic comedy of errors below and tell me this guy is a competent referee who has any business officiating an MMA bout.


(Video courtesy YouTube/chuitron)

I don’t think it’s from a lack of effort, because Cecil seems to really be trying hard to do a good job, with his puffed up description of the prestigious King of the Cage heavyweight title to his overly-dramatic drunken uncle kung fu move he uses to start each bout. It’s just that he has no clue that he’s as terrible as he is at his job.


(Video courtesy YouKu)

It’s sad, really. He’s like that guy at the bar on karaoke night who actually thinks that a record exec will some day catch one of his weekly performances of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and offer him a shot on the big stage, only he doesn’t realize that he sounds like Corky from Life Goes On if his voice coach were Matt Hammill. To Cecil, the King of the Cage belt really is the most prestigious belt in the world, because KOTC is the highest level he’s allowed to referee at as per the request of promoters, fighters and fans around the country.

The problem is, Peoples fancies himself a celebrity (and who could blame him with the acting credentials he has) and thinks that every fight he’s involved in as a judge or a referee is about him, and unfortunately not about the safety or livelihood of the fighters.


(Video courtesy YouTube/WSW55)

(Video courtesy YouTube/WSW55)

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Harry Nips- January 8, 2011 at 7:15 am
@fbf- +1 i couldn't have said it any better myself.
fatbellyfrank- January 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm
@ Harry Nips, yeah weird when someone abuses you when they clearly have no idea why, I think the aftermath of Machida/ Rua 1 went on for days because of those comments by peepholes

And def comment of the week on that one Bro!
The only time anyone remembers what peepholes said and its cuz its even dumber than normal and can be proven wrong so many times, ask Urijah Faber or Kimbo Slice if they agree with Ceecil
Harry Nips- January 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm
@jamestchrist- Something tells me that joke went over your head. Are you a relative of Jesus H Christ? Google "Cecil peoples leg kicks" and get back to me. Please don't call me a fuckhead anymore, it hurts my feelings.
Clyde- January 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Harry Nips, I wish I knew more people who would get that joke if I told it to them. Fucking genius. Thank you.
Fedor Penn- January 7, 2011 at 8:56 am
This guy is a fucking menace and a retard and has no business being anywhere near the sport of MMA. Please die you dumbfuck.
WeTheCecilPeoples- January 7, 2011 at 7:36 am
Y'all is ignant. There's no crying in MMA!!!
Carl Sagan- January 7, 2011 at 7:17 am
Holy shit, this article made me laugh so hard I woke my girlfriend up. Bravo!

PS: Corky from Life Goes On reference was gold, GOLD I say!
MyDonkeyPunch- January 7, 2011 at 6:37 am
I think it was a horrible time for him to be practicing his wind sprints after the Salmon fight ended. He did look gassed though. Keep training Cecil!
LOKI- January 7, 2011 at 5:48 am
He also makes Tito Ortiz look like Daniel Day-Lewis.
ytrebil- January 7, 2011 at 5:17 am
How does this guy consistently get jobs? Someone please answer me this.
JamesTChrist- January 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm
No fucking way comment of the week goes to that fuckhead. Muay Thai leg kicks done properly stop fucks in their tracks
jimbonics- January 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm
CotW for Harry. That shit was funny!
xxoddus- January 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm
@ CAPS LOCK TOMMY - I call bullshit. Name all 5. Matter of fact, just name four, we all know Douglas Dedge.
frndlylion- January 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm
@PERPATRAITOR Herb Dean is not only the best ref in the sport he actually trains MMA and has fought in a cage himself. The man knows what he is doing. Diss the others all you want, please don't mess with the guy who actually understands his job. I got nothing against McCarthy either we just dont see him much because of his issues with licensing.
Get Off Me- January 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm
Vid 2:
I could have stopped that fight faster from the first row.
Vid 4:
Try and roll up in the spot like that nowadays Cecil and your ass would get capped.
Vid 5:
If those two chicks would have slowly started going down on Cecil and a funky base guitar kicked in I would not have been suprised.
CAPS LOCK TOMMY- January 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm
well actually theres already been a In-Cage Death. 5 of them in fact.
RSparrow- January 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm
1. McCarthy
2. Rosenthal
3. Judy
PERPATRAITOR- January 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm
Well I keep hearing how bad refs are like mazzigati, pepils, herb dean etc, but who is good? Who are the best referees. I vote big John ftw.
Canadian Chronic- January 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm
if it wasnt bad enuff with his fuckin 70s' muffcrotch near yer face, hes' got his fat fuckin leg across yer chest while yer trying to recover from a fuckin beatdown.

what a fuckin clown
BeastUnleashed- January 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm
Hey dude. You put Jorge Rivera instead of Jorge Santiago. Just letting you know.
GILL-uh-TEEN- January 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm
CePe had a great 'secret handshake' back in the day...
Loretta Cunt- January 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm
so are we gonna find out about cecil's legal problems after he's found guilty? I'm sure i saw him ref the fights on that michael vick video!
JamesTChrist- January 6, 2011 at 6:37 pm
You guys!
JamesTChrist- January 6, 2011 at 6:36 pm
Um, I already posted this but...Youtube Alain Ngalani- muay thai championship 2004 to see that this joke is invalid. Good day, sir.
flacid member- January 6, 2011 at 6:31 pm
We should petition the karate hall of fame to kick Cecil out. We can't get him out of the sport we love maybe we can atleast tarnish his name in the sport he holds so dear.
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