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Wes Sims Violates Social Contract, Kicks Referee

Wes Sims kicks ref at TKO 34 – Watch more free videos
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This highlight video from TKO 34 really confirms what I’ve suspected about Wes Sims ever since he stomped Frank Mir‘s face in UFC 43, and that’s that Sims has absolutely no impulse control in a fight. The guy has been disqualified twice in his forgettable career and still he seems to see the rules as a mere suggestion.

In the above instance, the referee was moving in to penalize his opponent, Steve Bosse, for holding on to the fence in order to keep his balance while he pounded Sims’ face. Sims seemed to think he was stopping the fight, so he responded by kicking the ref in the chest. This hardly needs to be said, but you can’t do that.

What’s more, Sims wasn’t even penalized for this. According to reports, Mark Coleman jumped in the cage to argue the point with the referee, everyone stood around in utter confusion for a while, and then the match resumed. Sims eventually lost by submission, and I assume that everyone went home feeling empty and dead inside.

There can be no question about this. You absolutely cannot attack the referee. I know it’s been done before, but that doesn’t excuse it. No matter how mad you get or how bad a job you think he did, you just can’t do that. We live in a society here, Wes Sims (and, to a lesser extent, James Thompson). Get a hold of yourself.


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holycow- June 10, 2008 at 9:02 pm
great fight
FOF Athletics- June 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Unacceptable. I know its a fight, but it is an organized sport and you have to respect the rules. This is another reason why we need unified rules, because that opens the door to banning guys like this, for egregious conduct unfitting of the sport. I hope nobody signs him to another fight again, his performance lends no credit to it either. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Babalu here, not directed at a referee but malicious none-the-less. UFC did the right thing there, I hope TKO does the same. Also, I agree Dan M. sucks, the Vera vs. Werdum stoppage was terrible too. He didn't deserve to be disrespected on national TV by Thompson though (a better fighter maybe). Done rambling: "This is not 'Nam Smokey, there are rules here" -- Walter.
DOZERH- June 10, 2008 at 5:51 am
Wes Simms is the perfect example of how not to fight/act in mma... Hes a living breathing idiot. I love it when he gets his ass whipped its the greatest. He jus needs to crawl back in the hole he came out of a die.
Shitwhistle- June 10, 2008 at 1:37 am
@ Ed

So, wait... Michael J. Fox is a referee? What?

I know... I'm goin' to hell. See you guys there.
Anonymous- June 10, 2008 at 1:22 am
Punk like that are no better that cops beating on innocent people.

Eveboy420- June 10, 2008 at 1:07 am
Would anyone else like to see him pull that shit on Big John? Now that would be classic!
ramy- June 10, 2008 at 12:54 am
sims is a cunt, have ya'll seen his fight record, it's pathetic, he needs to get whacked by the mob or ms13, he needs to get macheted.

kimbo, please tell his ass hole up, and ask mr shaw to put it up on elitexc's website
Mikey G- June 10, 2008 at 12:53 am
Sims is a douche. Day-yam, Mirgs is gettn' killed here LOL!
Beqwith- June 10, 2008 at 12:45 am
Did Steve Bosse's testicles owe Simms money? That was a blatant punch to the scrotum after the bell.
lolwut- June 10, 2008 at 12:19 am
pffshhh the only ref than needs a whoopin is dumbass Dan Mirgliotta.
Tyrone Shoelaces- June 9, 2008 at 11:51 pm
>We live in a society here, Wes Sims Get a hold of yourself.

I hope this was ironic, otherwise you come across as a butt munching douche.
mazdog- June 9, 2008 at 11:47 pm
it kinda looks like he attempts to punch his opponent in the nuts/crotch when he is tapping....what a jerkoff
Anonymous- June 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm
So glad Mir knocked Sims ass out at the rematch
Ed- June 9, 2008 at 11:03 pm
I'm not sure anyone in their right mind would actually call Dan Miragliotta a 'referee'. Unless its some sort of slang for a stammering, Parkinson's-suffering, incompetent basket-case.