120 Search Results for judging

Oct 11, 2017 12:16 pm

Bobby Green Trashes the Current State of UFC Judging

After an incredible Fight of the Night at UFC 216 between Lando Vannata and Bobby Green, the judges awarded it a draw. At the time, it didn’t matter to those two warriors. It may still not. They both lifted their hands and embraced, knowing that they just put on the fight of their lives. Bobby...

Oct 1, 2017 8:09 am

Kevin Lee reacts to news that Adalaide Byrd won’t be judging his UFC 216 fight

On September 16, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin finally met in the boxing ring. Though the majority of fight fans seem to believe Golovkin did enough to win this bout, controversial judge Adalaide Byrd scored it a baffling  118-110 for Canelo. In the wake of this controversy, Byrd has been given a bit of a...

Jul 25, 2017 3:00 pm

Bob Bennett assures fans there will be no bias in judging in Mayweather-McGregor fight

On August 26th, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather will meet in the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown which will see Conor McGregor look to hand Mayweather his first professional loss. Ahead of the fight, fans have expressed concern with the possibility of judges being biased in regards to their...

Aug 6, 2016 10:35 am

New MMA judging criteria finalized, to be implemented in 2017

In addition to rule changes from the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports’ (ABC’s) Unified Rules of MMA, the wording of the 10-Point Must system for mixed martial arts competition was updated and will be logged in to the Unified Rules and will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017. Bloody Elbow was able to...

Mar 28, 2016 12:34 pm

VIDEO | What would you change about MMA judging?

There are a lot of concerns from fighters, fans, and even UFC President Dana White regarding the judging system in MMA. UFC women’s strawweight Michelle Waterson went around the JacksonWink MMA Academy and spoke with some of her teammates on what they think could be done to improve MMA’s judging system. From the video description:...

Aug 24, 2015 12:56 pm

BEEF! UFC lightweight gets shut down for judging women’s division!

The path to gold is usually never short. Whether you are chasing a championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Bellator, the amount of work you put in behind the scenes shadows what fans actually get to see. After just two octagon appearances, Holly Holm is set to challenge Ronda Rousey for her UFC Women’s...

Feb 26, 2015 3:33 pm

Joseph Benavidez Talks MMA Judging And Crowd Noise Impact

It’s another tidbit from your favorite MMA podcast, Stud Show Radio. This time around we have UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez talking about MMA judging and the effect a crowd might have on a fight. A listener called into the show and discussed an idea he had for a new judging system. Basically he said the...

Jan 12, 2015 3:16 pm

Referee And Judging Assignments Revealed For Diaz vs. Silva

Coming up on January 31st, both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon for an epic superfight which will go down in the main event of UFC 183. Earlier today during a NSAC hearing it was revealed that ‘Big’ John McCarthy would be the referee for the bout, and Sal D’Amato, Marcos...

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Phil Davis Worried About Biased Brazilian Judging In Glover Fight

Earlier this month Phil Davis signed the contract to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and while he is looking forward to getting a fight against the former title challenger, Davis admitted that he is a bit worried about biased judging. His words: “I think it’s a great match up,” Davis told Sumbission Radio. “He’s...

May 22, 2014 9:50 am

White Credits TUF 19 Judging Fiasco For Positive Change In The NSAC

“After that moment on The Ultimate Fighter I think it created change. Finally, everything that I’ve been crying about and yelling about and screaming about finally came to a head in this episode of The Ultimate Fighter. I think that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has done a great job fixing the problem and moving...

Nov 27, 2013 8:57 am

Joe Lauzon Has A Simple Answer To MMA’s Judging Problem

“Boxing is very straight forward – you hit the other guy until he can’t stand. How do you score this though… two guys fighting, we will call them Apollo and Rocky. In one round, Apollo lands a TON of punches and while they are starting to take effect, Rocky stays on his feet. Towards the...

Sep 7, 2013 11:42 am

Joe Rogan: ‘We have a problem’ with the judging in MMA

“Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges’, proclaimed UFC President Dana White on multiple occasions. But why? Why would the face and president of MMA’s most successful franchise always remind his fighters to keep their fight out of the hands of the three ringside officials? It’s because they are terrible at their jobs...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Dec 31, 2012 10:48 am

Dana White: Bad Judging “Kills My Business” | UFC NEWS

“It kills my business,” White said. “Manny Pacquiao lost a fucking decision in that fight, and what happens is, the first thing you think is, and I hate Bob Arum, I can’t stand that f—ing guy. He didn’t fix that fight. He had nothing to do with it. I’d love to sit here and b—-...

Oct 23, 2012 11:35 am

Matt Hughes Wants To Become A Judge, Possibly Open A Judging Academy

“When I’m a judge, I can only help the fighters that are right in front of me,” Hughes explained. “I would rather have a piece of a school, or help these judges figure out the best way to judge. Of course, I wouldn’t be the lead person. I wouldn’t want any financial interest in it...

Sep 18, 2017 10:56 am

NSAC director: judge Adalaide Byrd to get “small break” after controversial Canelo-GGG scoring

Over the weekend, combat sports headlines were dominated by a blockbuster boxing match between stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, which resulted in a thrilling – if debatable – split draw. Unfortunately, many of the headlines that emerged post-fight were negative. Many of those negative headlines surrounded a truly baffling score from ring-side judge...

Sep 5, 2017 6:29 am

Fabricio Werdum refuses to judge Junior Dos Santos, says USADA is “too strict.”

Initially, this weekend’s UFC 215 card included a dynamite heavyweight scrap between former champion Junior Dos Santos and red-hot contender Francis Ngannou. Regrettably, Dos Santos was notified of a potential anti-doping violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and yanked from the card’s lineup as a result. Speaking to Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com, one...

Aug 28, 2017 9:01 am

Joe Lauzon returns at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk

According to a release from the UFC, all-action lightweight veteran Joe Lauzon will return to the Octagon when the UFC touches down in Norfolk, VA on November 11. His opponent will be a grizzled veteran of a similar vintage – and with a similar propensity for wild fights – Clay “The Carpenter” Guida. Given that...

Jun 24, 2017 11:01 am

Scott Coker open to Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz trilogy fight

MMA legends Chuck Liddell & Tito Ortiz may both currently be retired from MMA, however the pair recently reignited their rivalry once again. The pair did a staredown photo for media members recently, in a photo that was posted by Liddell captioned: “Why not?” Ortiz then fired back at his longtime rival, saying: @Chuckliddell because...

Jun 6, 2017 1:36 pm

Tito Ortiz apologizes to Chuck Liddell on Twitter

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding a potential return to competition for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. There was talk from his longtime coach John Hackleman saying his blessing would depend on who the opponent is and Liddell himself did not give a definitive answer on if we will be...

Jun 5, 2017 8:43 am

Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz exchange Twitter heat over possible rematch

Over the last few weeks former UFC light heavyweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Chuck Liddell has hinted several times that he’s interested in making a return to the cage. A few days ago, the former champ through more gas on the fire by sharing a photo of him and long-time rival Tito Ortiz...

Apr 25, 2017 6:53 am

Chris Weidman felt he was dominating Mousasi at UFC 210, targets rematch

It’s now been several weeks since Chris Weidman’s controversial TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi, which marked his third-straight strike-induced loss in a row.  The controversy of this loss surrounded a strange choice by the referee, who first paused the action on the assumption that Mousasi landed an illegal knee, then called the fight when he...

Apr 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Diego Sanchez believes medical marijuana nearly caused his death

Marijuana is becoming more and more accepted in the US as many states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. A few states have recently even legalized the use of recreational marijuana. Chances are you have seen some cases on the Internet where patients with certain conditions have had tremendous help with treatment from medical...

Apr 19, 2017 11:43 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 29 // Ian McCall | Nate Quarry | Jessica Eye

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another great lineup! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show we are joined by UFC Flyweight Ian McCall. “Uncle Creepy” has been the victim of some seriously bad luck in recent years. Having not fought since January of 2015, McCall has been scheduled to compete numerous times...

Feb 28, 2017 8:30 am

After defeat of Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier has his eyes on two potential opponents

With plenty of judging controversy and a definite lack of finishes, UFC 208 went down as a pretty forgettable card. The card did, however, produce one memorable moment in a thrilling, back-and-forth battle between talented lightweights Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller. Despite sustaining a leg injury in the third round, Poirier ultimately won this action-packed...

Jan 27, 2017 9:58 pm

Anderson Silva wants Michael Bisping rematch, but not in England

In early 2016, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva stepped into the Octagon to fight UFC veteran Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated middleweight clash in London, England. The fight, while certainly a thrilling one, came with quite a bit of controversy. At the end of the third round, Bisping had lost his mouthguard; when...