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 forward in fixing the future of reffing and judging in mixed martial arts. Here in Nevada, anyway. I think this was the explosion of what’s going on and has been going on here in Nevada for a few years now. I think this was the moment where the right people recognized what was going on and that some changes needed to be made. The positive side to this is that after this went down [NSAC Chairman Francisco Aguilar], head of the athletic commission, has really stepped in and stepped up making sure not only that the right guys are in there, guys that have a history of making the right decisions. It’s never going to be perfect, but what he’s doing is after the fights now he’s sitting everybody down, they’re reviewing films, they’re seeing what things were done right, what things were done wrong and what can be done better. This situation, as crazy and as bad as it was, has actually been a positive thing for the state of Nevada.”
Last night on FOX Sports 1, UFC President Dana White discussed last night’s TUF episode and the impact it had on the way things are handled in Nevada.
If you missed it, here’s a recap.