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Tuesday, 11/19/2013, 07:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the state of judging in Nevada.

“I don’t see controversy in the GSP-Hendricks decision,” Kizer said. “The media seems split on who won. The LA times scored it for GSP. All seemed to agree that Hendricks won rounds two and four and that St. Pierre won three and five. The first round could have gone either way.”

Kizer added, “even if you disagreed with the scoring, how is that something to criticize the commission for?”

The issue at hand is that various scoring debacles have happened recently in the state of Nevada, including the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight, and the strange scoring in the Canelo Alvarez vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.

The two judges that scored the fight 48-47 for St. Pierre were Tony Weeks and Sal D’Amato, two judges who Kizer said Marc Ratner and White told him “that they believe Sal D’Mato and Tony Weeks were two of the best judges, if not the best, in MMA. You can tell they feel that way by where the UFC has taken them.”

After the fight, White said “It’s absolutely, 100 percent incompetence, and it needs to stop. I’m f****** scared to come back here and [promote] fights. I’m afraid of this state.”

Kizer responded to White deciding not to come back to Nevada by stating “I don’t think it’s likely.”


16 Responses to “NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    I don’t often say this but Keither Kizer is right in this case. It’s very telling for Dana to go back on his word like that. It’s not like fucking Cecil Peoples scored this fight, get over it.

  2. GRT 3000 says:

    Dana just got his panties in a bunch b/c he figured it was all about damage; Hendricks wobbled GSP, so that must mean he wins the fight. In that case fighters could go ape-sh(i)t for round 1 and then coast in the remaining rounds.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    This dumb ass is a serious plague to Combat Sports, let alone MMA. He really needs to be fired, him, and all these useless dumbshit judges that can’t score a fight. They had a big hand in ruining Boxing, and it’s just a matter of time before they ruin MMA. If I was Dana White , and I know it would cost a shit load of profits, But I would refuse to do any events in Vegas until Kizer and these clown judges were fired.

  4. Tikler says:

    Dana needs to step up and not do fights in Nevada until something is done. Don’t be the boy who cried wolf, show them you mean business and just cut Nevada off!

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