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.