Archive: judging

Dec 3, 2013 8:09 am

Herb Dean Draws Referee Assignment For Silva Vs. Weidman II

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn the referee assignment in the UFC 168 main event, a rematch between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current champion Chris Weidman. In their first match, Weidman shocked the world when he knocked the dominant champion Silva out cold in the second round. Herb Dean was the referee...

Dec 3, 2013 7:43 am

Forrest Griffin Says ‘Biased’ Ex-Fighters Should Not Be Judges

Judging has always been a major problem in MMA, and many in the community have called for ex-fighters to be judges, as they have competed in the sport, and know how fights should be judged. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, on the other hand, thinks it is a bad idea. Griffin Spoke to...

Nov 21, 2013 8:07 am

Dana White Believes MMA Judges Should Be Put In A Submission Before Judging

MMA Judges have oft been criticized in the MMA media, and Dana White believes the issue is that the current judges do not know Jiu Jitsu. He thinks a simple prerequisite for being an MMA judge is to at least be put in a submission before placing fighter’s futures at the mercy of their ignorance...

Nov 20, 2013 9:46 am

Opinion: NSAC and UFC Share Blame for Bad Judging

The result of this past weekend’s UFC 167 main event between George St-Pierre (25-2, 19-2 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (15-2, 10-2 UFC) has been one of the most contentious decisions in the recent history of the sport. Most believe that Hendricks should have won the fight via a 48-47 score, and many believe that the...

May 21, 2013 11:50 am

How Can MMA Judging Improve?

MMA judging can be maddening, laughable, and bewildering all at the same time. There is no real method to the madness that is standardized across the board. Do attempted submissions count, or are they the same as missed punches. Is controlling someone’s back without really coming close to finishing them worth more than a well-timed...

Jul 17, 2012 12:20 pm

The Association Of Boxing Commissions Addresses Scoring System In MMA | MMA NEWS

This year at the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) annual conference, the commission removed last year’s proposed half-point scoring system while redefining many Unified Rules for MMA, a decision with a direct effect on mixed martial arts’ scoring. After a year of a voluntary evaluation period granted to the half-point system proposed by Doc Hamilton...

Jun 27, 2012 9:51 am

Point Fighting: Good Game Plan Or Judging Nightmare?

We all saw what happened to former lightweight contender Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 this past Friday. He got frustrated, took a chance, dropped his hands, waved Clay Guida in, and ate some punches just to get something going in the 5 round main event. Luckily, Maynard came out with the victory via...