ACSC appoints Native American Referee as MMA Facilitator “Rocky” Demier, Quapaw
ICT editorial team
ACSC Combative Sports
St. Paul, Minn.- June 18, 2018 - The Association of Combative Sports Commission (ACSC) board of directors is excited to announce the appointment of Quapaw Citizen, Phillip “Rocky” Demier, as the Global Mixed Martial Arts Referee Training Facilitator.
Rocky has a long history in Mixed Martial Arts, in which he began as an Amateur and Professional Cage Fighter before the days of regulation. After Regulation, Rocky realized that he had much more to offer the Mixed Martial Arts Community. In the early 2000’s, he opened an MMA gym before discovering his true passion was Officiating.
Rocky has attended training for both the ACSC and ABC as well as Timekeeper Training. He is licensed by the State of Arkansas, State of Oklahoma, Wichita Tribe Sports Commission, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe-Department of Athletic Regulation, Pawnee Nation Sports Commission, Comanche Nation Sports Commission and Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Rocky Demier received a great deal of attention from Indian Country in 2016 as he and Mesquawki Citizen and UFC Veteran, Tyron Roberts, were the first all-Native team of referees on a nationally televised event.
The Association of Combative Sports Commissions will be holding their annual conference in St Paul, Minn., on July 11-15, 2018. Rocky will be joined by legendary Boxing Referee and Facilitator Mark Nelson and Judge Henry Gueary, as he unveils what can only be described as the future of Judge Training in Combative Sports. More information can be found on the ACSC website. www.ACSCcombativesports.com .