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Old 04-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yet boxing has been going on for over 100 years and yet no former boxers are amazing judges.

All this is going to do is create bigger biases.


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The athletic commission is most likely aware of this and won't book him to judge any fight that has someone he may have trained with in the past involved.

Like for example if Edgar/Henderson 2 happens in New Jersey, there's likely no chance in hell Almeida gets that fight because of his relationship with Edgar.
(New Jersey judge) Doug Crosby got booked for the first BJ Penn fight....saw what happened there.

That dude wasn't even a bad judge, just way too biased.
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Yet boxing has been going on for over 100 years and yet no former boxers are amazing judges.

All this is going to do is create bigger biases.
That is boxing, not MMA. Two totally different animals. Why dont we give the former MMA fighters a chance before we start comparing them to boxing.
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Because it's the same principle. Herp.
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Because it's the same principle. Herp.
True, but it has not yet been established that a former MMA fighter will fail at that or not.
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We need three former fighters to judge, a striker, a wrestler, and a BJJ practitioner.

That'll balance it out.
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The problem with ex fighters judging is they may unintentionally score the fight in favor to their own past style. Almeida, a BJJ fighter will most definitely look at BJJ with a whole different look than the other judges. Whether its's positive or not, we shall see.
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