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Old 11-23-2009, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We've all seen the resulting threads after controversial decisions. All of us have seen arguments both for and against some or all of the scoring system and refereeing. I thought it would be interesting to dissect this subject and see if we can achieve some kind of consensus on the matter for Dana's benefit.

I for one don't have an issue so much with the scoring scheme so much as I do with the refereeing (and the consistency to which it's applied). I believe that the answer lies not with reforming the scoring system, but with making the fights themselves more apt to produce a clear winner. I think with the following few small adjustments, decisions would be minimized and winners more obvious should a decision be the result of a fight:

1) No more dry humping/Lay and pray/Clinching on the Fence - I think after a certain amount of elapsed time, fighters that are grappling on the ground or on the fence should always be stood up or separated. The amount of elapsed time that would warrant a stand up or separation should fair to both stand up fighters and ground fighters alike, but should always be adhered to by all referees. Standing fighters up and/or separating them is beneficial to both strikers and ground executioners alike as distance allows for both knock outs and take-downs.

2) Yellow Card or Something Similar - this would apply tofighters that either run or simply do not engage their opponent.For the penalty to be effective it should consequently result in a reduction to the fighters purse. Can be applied to one or both fighters in the octagon.

3) Weigh-ins on the Same Day as the Fight - We've all seen what cutting weight can do to a fighters endurance. Let's keep guys in their appropriate and healthy weight class.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont really agree with the last two, cutting weight is an art form now and if you cant handle it then it will jeopardize your career if you are always gassing and whatnot and wont get paid like you should.

and the yellow card idea is just weird, you hardly ever see it at all... you saw one guy do it and he got cut from the ufc a couple days after..

I think we need more people who are involved in the sport reffing, possibly something randy coutour can do after he retires
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