Ref Rosenthal pleads guilty to drug charges


Josh Rosenthal has refereed MMA at the highest level, including the UFC, where he reffed many times, including a world heavy weight title bout between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. The referee was also praised by UFC President, a rare occasion in this sport.

Today the referee however finds himself in a difficult situation and will most likely end up in jail due to his involvement in a high level drug operation:

Veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

One year ago, federal agents raided an Oakland, Calif., warehouse owned by Rosenthal and an associate that contained 1,356 marijuana plants, according to a copy of the agreement, which ( obtained from the U.S. District Attorney's office in Oakland.

The drug's street value was estimated at more than $6 million.

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blupitt site profile image  

4/18/13 8:34 PM by blupitt

No he's got those crazy eyes. Would creep me out.

RearNakedBloke site profile image  

4/18/13 8:17 PM by RearNakedBloke

Imagine smoking a j with Hash Resinball himself. I bet he's hilarious.

jasonhightower site profile image  

4/18/13 8:02 PM by jasonhightower


6ULDV8 site profile image  

4/18/13 2:46 PM by 6ULDV8

LOL, I only said it because it's true.    

UGSlapshot site profile image  

4/18/13 2:41 PM by UGSlapshot

They don't even know our founders expected us to ignore unconstitutional laws, they demanded that the public be vigilant and ignore laws that don't meet constitutionality.

show no mercy site profile image  

4/18/13 2:14 PM by show no mercy

is that true? do you have a source for that?seems kinda counter intuitive. i know that medical marijuana in michigan has been great for almost everyone but dispensaries it seems, definitely for the user

6ULDV8 site profile image  

4/18/13 1:34 PM by 6ULDV8

Are there any other countries in the world with a for profit prison system?   That is a scary fucking thing.

mcgoogle66 site profile image  

4/18/13 11:45 AM by mcgoogle66

Sub-a-dub...Too bad about Josh...thought he was one of the better refs out there. Funny that my friends and I nicknamed him "the nibbler" years ago just based on that awesome, half-amused look he has on his face in the octagon most of the time! Whooda thunk?'Nique - Is he as cool and down-to-earth as he looks/sounds?

HexRei site profile image  

4/18/13 11:40 AM by HexRei

Don't be retarded, I'm not promoting anarchy, I'm scoffing at the idea that civil disobedience leads to anarchy rather than bringing attention to injustice and the need for social change. Do you think marijuana would be anywhere near as close to legalization as it is if many citizens had not ignored the law and enjoyed it anyway?

HexRei site profile image  

4/18/13 11:33 AM by HexRei

You made that shit up. The biggest lobbyists are police, prison guard union, private prison industry, pharmaceutical companies, alcohol manufacturers.LOL at the idea that the medical marijuana industry are "the biggest lobbyists against marijuana legalization". Fuckin cite your source.