Originally Posted by Beatdatass
This is embarassing for MMA. There's no standard judging criteria.
How the HELL can you have 1 judge scoring it a sweep for 1 fighter and another scoring it a sweep for his opponent?
THAT IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE! This isn't just an isolated incident either. There have been 3 such scorecards on the prelims ALONE. Insane.
So there's this thing called math, it's really cool. Watch how it works.
Let's say we have a fight where 50% of people think fighter A won round 1, and 50% of people think fighter B won it. Same thing in rounds 2 and 3.
There is a mathematical % odds, which I could calculate but it's not an easy or quick calculation and I'm too hungover, sorry. But anyway, I'd estimate it around 5% chance, or 1 in 20 fights like that, you'll get the 30-27 split like this.
It doesn't say anything about the quality of judging. It's just a mathematically possible outcome when all the rounds are close. The closer they are, the higher the chance. It would actually be outlandish if it DIDN'T happen from time to time.