Arizona AC to discontinue using 10 second whistle

by Steven Marrocco and John Morgan | source:

Following "M-1 Challenge 27: Magalhaes vs. Zayats" on Saturday, the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission has decided to discontinue using a whistle to mark the 10-second warning that accompanies the end of a round.

While the whistle will stay in play for the "seconds-out" warning used to clear the cage between rounds, a wooden clapper or cowbell now will signal the final 10 seconds of action in each round.

During the co-main and main events on the M-1 card fighters mistook the whistle for the end of the round and had to be instructed by the referee to keep fighting.

A clapper is the most common device to signal the final seconds of a frame in most states.

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Trigguh Mike site profile image  

10/19/11 12:49 PM by Trigguh Mike

 lol beat me to it.

EnderTL site profile image  

10/19/11 12:40 PM by EnderTL

It's also too easy for fans to bring whistles and fuck things up. I hated fans with whistles when i played hockey.

FryedTakayama site profile image  

10/19/11 12:30 PM by FryedTakayama

I agree, MMA fights need more cow bell.

charms434 site profile image  

10/19/11 12:24 PM by charms434

I don't know what they were using a whistle for. It really did confuse the fighters and fans.

LayNprayNINJA site profile image  

10/19/11 12:22 PM by LayNprayNINJA

 What kind of morons would use a whistle in the first place? Title should have read: AZ Athletic Commission No Longer Being Stupid