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Old 11-24-2009, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana White: Don't like the officiating in MMA? Call Keith Kizer!

Dana White: Don't like the officiating in MMA? Call Keith Kizer!

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"When you watch a fight like [Ortiz vs. Griffin 2] and you hear a 30-27 score, I don't even know, I'm so exhausted by this whole thing. It's tiring. It's terrible. These athletic commissions need to start looking at this and figure out what they're going to do. It has nothing to do with me. You should see the emails I get, 'You scumbag, you're just like Don King.' That's what people think. People think that we pick who's going to win or lose and tell the commission to do it. Talk to (Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission) Keith Kizer. He's the guy you want to ask questions to. Call Keith Kizer and ask him, what can we do to fix the judging and scoring?"

UFC President Dana White seems to be at his wit's end trying to find a solution to the questionable judging that has plagued the UFC and mixed martial arts as a whole in recent months. While not as controversial as the decision in "Machida vs. Shogun" back at UFC 104, there were more than a few eyebrows raised at the 30-27 issued in the Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin rematch on Nov. 21. The shoddy judging may be motivating fighters to try and finish their fights, but will it motivate you to call the NSAC and pitch a fit?
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I understand his fustration, lots of people complain about Dana when he can't really do anything about it.
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Headline should have been "dont like the F***IN officiating in mma" i reckon, he would have got his point across much better lol
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tough break Dana don't you know the fans just ignore Keith's existence like Mario Yamasaki.
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It isn't the judges (mostly) it is the system. If you use a round by round system like the must system and only have 3 round fights (or on TUF only 2!) you are going to get strange decisions ALL the time. Either change the scoring system or add more rounds. Personally I think doing five 3 minute rounds would substantially improve things.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I add more sensibility to the system, i would love to be able to score rounds 10-9.5 or 10-8.5

You could definately discourage those Lay and Pray rounds where the top guy doesn't do anything to try and stop the fight by scoring them 10-9.5

And 10-8.5 would be great when people see a dominant round but are hesitant of going through with the 10-8 score

More 10-10s would also be good to see used.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yea the judging is weird. There have been many fights where I thought it was close and it turns out unanimous..wtf


and yes that 30-27 was the worst scoring job ever.
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