148 Search Results for judging

Aug 24, 2015 12:56 pm

BEEF! UFC lightweight gets shut down for judging women’s division!

The path to gold is usually never short. Whether you are chasing a championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Bellator, the amount of work you put in behind the scenes shadows what fans actually get to see. After just two octagon appearances, Holly Holm is set to challenge Ronda Rousey for her UFC Women’s...

Feb 26, 2015 3:33 pm

Joseph Benavidez Talks MMA Judging And Crowd Noise Impact

It’s another tidbit from your favorite MMA podcast, Stud Show Radio. This time around we have UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez talking about MMA judging and the effect a crowd might have on a fight. A listener called into the show and discussed an idea he had for a new judging system. Basically he said the...

Jan 12, 2015 3:16 pm

Referee And Judging Assignments Revealed For Diaz vs. Silva

Coming up on January 31st, both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon for an epic superfight which will go down in the main event of UFC 183. Earlier today during a NSAC hearing it was revealed that ‘Big’ John McCarthy would be the referee for the bout, and Sal D’Amato, Marcos...

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Phil Davis Worried About Biased Brazilian Judging In Glover Fight

Earlier this month Phil Davis signed the contract to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and while he is looking forward to getting a fight against the former title challenger, Davis admitted that he is a bit worried about biased judging. His words: “I think it’s a great match up,” Davis told Sumbission Radio. “He’s...

May 22, 2014 9:50 am

White Credits TUF 19 Judging Fiasco For Positive Change In The NSAC

“After that moment on The Ultimate Fighter I think it created change. Finally, everything that I’ve been crying about and yelling about and screaming about finally came to a head in this episode of The Ultimate Fighter. I think that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has done a great job fixing the problem and moving...

Nov 27, 2013 8:57 am

Joe Lauzon Has A Simple Answer To MMA’s Judging Problem

“Boxing is very straight forward – you hit the other guy until he can’t stand. How do you score this though… two guys fighting, we will call them Apollo and Rocky. In one round, Apollo lands a TON of punches and while they are starting to take effect, Rocky stays on his feet. Towards the...

Nov 27, 2013 7:53 am

CSAC Executive Officer Calls For Change In MMA Judging In Open Letter

  Early yesterday evening, California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer, Andy Foster made an open letter to the mma judging system. This tactful and thought-provoking letter comes at a time where major fighters and major fights fare being talked about more for the “injustice” in scoring than for the spectacular display of talent and agility...

Nov 21, 2013 8:07 am

Dana White Believes MMA Judges Should Be Put In A Submission Before Judging

MMA Judges have oft been criticized in the MMA media, and Dana White believes the issue is that the current judges do not know Jiu Jitsu. He thinks a simple prerequisite for being an MMA judge is to at least be put in a submission before placing fighter’s futures at the mercy of their ignorance...

Nov 20, 2013 9:46 am

Opinion: NSAC and UFC Share Blame for Bad Judging

The result of this past weekend’s UFC 167 main event between George St-Pierre (25-2, 19-2 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (15-2, 10-2 UFC) has been one of the most contentious decisions in the recent history of the sport. Most believe that Hendricks should have won the fight via a 48-47 score, and many believe that the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:15 am

Nevada State Athletic Commission To Hold Judging Workshop Dec. 2

Because of the many controversial decisions that have taken place recently in Las Vegas, including Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley, Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, and a strange scorecard in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez fight Where judge C.J. Ross scored the fight a draw. Many media members have recently been adamant...

Nov 1, 2013 5:49 pm

Conor McGregor Believes There Should Be No Judging Or Time Limits In MMA

  Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way from the no-holds-barred fighting of the past, but many problematic issues still exist today, most notably judging. Many analysts and fans have debated endlessly about what can be done to fix the issue, but UFC featherweight “The Notorious” Conor McGregor believes there is a simple solution....

Sep 7, 2013 11:42 am

Joe Rogan: ‘We have a problem’ with the judging in MMA

“Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges’, proclaimed UFC President Dana White on multiple occasions. But why? Why would the face and president of MMA’s most successful franchise always remind his fighters to keep their fight out of the hands of the three ringside officials? It’s because they are terrible at their jobs...

May 21, 2013 11:50 am

How Can MMA Judging Improve?

MMA judging can be maddening, laughable, and bewildering all at the same time. There is no real method to the madness that is standardized across the board. Do attempted submissions count, or are they the same as missed punches. Is controlling someone’s back without really coming close to finishing them worth more than a well-timed...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 23, 2013 9:51 am

CSAC Responds to Controversial Judging Assignment at UFC on FOX

The challenge in choosing fighters and people who train as judges is finding zero affiliation to the fighters in the cage. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster stands by his decision allowing Wade Vierra to judge the Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez title fight. Foster states “I’m picking people who know what they’re...

Dec 31, 2012 10:48 am

Dana White: Bad Judging “Kills My Business” | UFC NEWS

“It kills my business,” White said. “Manny Pacquiao lost a fucking decision in that fight, and what happens is, the first thing you think is, and I hate Bob Arum, I can’t stand that f—ing guy. He didn’t fix that fight. He had nothing to do with it. I’d love to sit here and b—-...

Oct 23, 2012 11:35 am

Matt Hughes Wants To Become A Judge, Possibly Open A Judging Academy

“When I’m a judge, I can only help the fighters that are right in front of me,” Hughes explained. “I would rather have a piece of a school, or help these judges figure out the best way to judge. Of course, I wouldn’t be the lead person. I wouldn’t want any financial interest in it...

Jun 27, 2012 9:51 am

Point Fighting: Good Game Plan Or Judging Nightmare?

We all saw what happened to former lightweight contender Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 this past Friday. He got frustrated, took a chance, dropped his hands, waved Clay Guida in, and ate some punches just to get something going in the 5 round main event. Luckily, Maynard came out with the victory via...

Jun 24, 2012 10:43 am

VIDEO | Dana White "I Want More Fighters To Get Involved In Judging" | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White spoke with UFC Tonight correspondent Karyn Bryant after a thrilling night of fights at UFC 147. Dana expressed interest in getting more fighters involved in the judging and reffing aspect of the UFC. In addition he spoke about Wanderlei Silva’s performance as well as Anderson Silva’s upcoming bout. Read More: UFC...

May 4, 2012 8:11 am

Ricardo Almeida Nervous About First UFC Judging Gig This Weekend On FOX

“Yeah, I’m going to be nervous. It’ll be like I’m walking into a fight myself. But the spotlight only makes me want to be sharper and do a better job. It will be pretty intense, but I will be on my toes with this UFC event, because I know all eyes are going to be...

Aug 3, 2015 7:54 am

Khabib: ‘I tried to fight Nate Diaz, but all he did was run away from me!’

On Saturday evening, Khabib Nurmagomedov got into an altercation with some members of the Diaz camp at the World Series of Fighting event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The altercation started in the pit of the showroom where the event was taking place. A brawl broke out in the stands, but it was separated before anything...

Jul 22, 2015 1:24 am

Bethe: ‘Enjoy Your Last Month As The Champ Rousey’

“I have always been the underdog. Mainly because I started doing MMA late, when I was 28. So I’m used to the pessimism, the critics, the judging and negative people trying to bring me down. It doesn’t bother me. My faith is bigger than all of that and I fight for those who believe in...

Jun 1, 2015 2:00 am

REPLAY! Francisco Trinaldo vs. Norman Parke (Highlights)

Norman Parke and Francisco Trinaldo went the distance in this controversial bout. After the judges’ decision was read, Parke stated his desire to never fight fight in Brazil again due to the poor judging! Check out the highlights of this fight and share your thoughts in the comment section below of who you thought actually...

May 16, 2015 8:07 am

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: Nover Wrestles Way to Win Against Nam

Phillipe Nover controlled the opening round with his superior takedown game. Yui Chul Nam had no answer when it came to takedown defense, but Nover offered little to no offense while the fight was on the ground. He seemed happy to take the fight to the ground, but apprehensive to advance. Nam was able to...