Instant replay has become an institution for most major sporting events all over the world, and last year the sport of mixed martial arts stepped into that arena when the New Jersey Athletic Control Board instituted the policy, and now it has been instituted in practice as well.
At an event held by New Breed Fighters, an amateur MMA promotion, a ruling by a referee was overturned by the commission after video review.
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New Jersey Deputy Attorney General
After the ruling, the fight was indeed stopped and Roberts declared the winner.
While the instant replay rule had not previously played out in an MMA fight, this newest development could give credence to a standard that has been a major cause of getting the call right in other major sports for years.