Archive: mma 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...

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...

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...

Oct 30, 2013 12:22 pm

Cole Miller Speaks Out Against Unqualified Judges

Judging in MMA is quite possibly the most debated aspect of mixed martial arts as of today. It’s a subject that instantly sparks the tempers of a lot of people and causes their blood to boil. None more so than the fighters that have to deal with the judging, namely Cole Miller. The American Top Team...

Oct 9, 2013 10:47 am

Florian Wants Peer Reviews / Training For Judges In MMA

  “Another huge problem with judging is that we haven’t really assigned values to specific techniques that are executed cleanly in the UFC. What value is a takedown versus a clean cross to the jaw? Is a knockdown valued the same as a near submission? Is a person going backward but landing punches not as...