Originally Posted by name goes here
Why would a judge be able to implement this system? Yay lets make a super complicated judging system, that will solve the problem. Essentially you are just finding someone to blame, and demanding they do it better. A far better proposal would be no judges, if neither wins it's a draw, if a fighter is running away and not being aggressive at all, disqualify that fighter.
It will be more complicated, sure, but MMA is a complicated sport. The current scoring system was great for what it was, but MMA is too big now for such a simple system. Ultimately the system could still be a 10 point system, but they need to change what counts for points and how much credit you get for what action. As it is right now takedowns and top control get you way too much credit, same with punches for points. The problem is that the current system doesn't reward people who are trying to finish the fight, such as people throwing submissions from the bottom, people throwing and landing bombs that hurt, or any of that. Now I credit DW in the UFC for offering bigger and bigger bonuses to try to encourage this, but still some people just see the win in any way possible, even if it means playing it safe and never really engaging.
As for 2 fighters that can't finish each other, it happens sometimes. We need decisions to determine who won, who actually was trying to fight, who was winning it. Take Fitch vs GSP, we all know GSP won, no doubt, but Fitch is a gritty guy and GSP could just not put him away. A decision was deserved in that fight.
A new scoring system does need to be implemented, but it can still be a 10 point system, just change what is credited for points and how much it is weighted.
Originally Posted by joshua7789
I am big time in favor of yellow cards like they use in Japan. There is a diffrence between being elusive and running away, the latter should be punished monetarily, if money wont make someone fight then nothing will.
I agree as well that a yellow card system needs to be implemented.