The judging should be changed to fully suit MMA. For example, if a person is on top and just lays there while the guy on the bottom is punching, trying for escapes, trying for submissions, the way it is now, unfortunetly, the guy on top is viewed as the winner of that round. Although he wasn't doing anything to his opponent other than just laying on him, he was in the more dominant position.
This has become a more noticable thing in MMA. Because a lot of mathces can be won this way, if a fighter is losing the standup, some fighter just get the take down and lay on the guy. It's an easy way to win a fight if you are uncertain you can win the fight in any other way. I don't have anything against the 'wrestlers' of the sport. There are some great wrestlers who combine great takedowns with ground and pound and submissions. It's the people who have to get repeadily stoop up due to their inactivity in that position.
A lot of people seem to want the Pride judging style of overall damage done to the fighter per round, which is a better way of judging than what the UFC is dealing with, but still in my opinion isn't fully suited to MMA. I think the perfect judging style would have a combination of overall damage, activity/aggresivness, takedowns, reversals/escapes, just more of an overall impresivness of their fight by rounds. I'm sure there are more and better suggestions, but something DOES need to be done. Can't have this great sport going the way of boxing.
Last edited by geoff0011; 11-10-2007 at 10:19 PM.