1) Death by referee

This list has shed light on some fairly dumbfounding incidents manifested by poor refereeing, but this absolutely takes the cake.

In one of the best WWE tag team impersonations we’ve ever seen inside of a ring/cage, this unknown referee went out of his way to force an already finished Eric Venutti to one knee in order to have Rogerio da Silva kick him in the head.

Shame on Silva for actually implementing the final blow after the referee waved him on, but he shouldn’t be held completely responsible.

The fact that this ref is dressed like the IRS man adds insult to injury.

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Dan is a former MMAWeekly.com contributor, BleacherReport.com MMA featured columnist, CagePages.com editor and a University of Tennessee graduate. He has been featured on Countdown to UFC 171 and SiriusXM Fight Club, while covering events such as: UFC 169 Barao vs. Faber II; UFC on Fuel TV Korean Zombie vs. Poirier; UFC on FX Browne vs. Bigfoot; UFC on FX Maynard vs. Guida; Bellator 123 Curran vs. Freire.