Don't blame the judges

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Deleted member 196663, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Let's step back and think about this for a second. Bad judging does not occur randomly, or as a rare act of incompetence or negligence. Consider the endless list of boxing matches where the judges screwed things up. The most recent being Pacquiao-Bradley, but remember Eugenia Williams, who scored the Holyfield-Lewis fight for Holyfield! The problem is not with the judges, it's the standards in place that allowed them there in the first place. We can persecute Jeff Collins for giving all three rounds to Sanchez, we can demand that he explain his position, but the real question is why is he there to begin with?! Who put him there, and what, if any, are the standards that allow people like that to judge in the first place? Jeff Collins can never judge another fight in his life. We are still in the same situation, facing the same system that will just replace Jeff Collins with some other incompetent hack that has no idea what is going on. We need to point our fury towards uncovering the selection process for appointing fight judges! Otherwise this will never end.
     
  2. kashmir

    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    Fair point.
     
  3. FenoxSky

    FenoxSky Brown Belt

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    Spot on. But you can't help but hate on such a level of incompetence.
     
  4. welcometohavoc

    welcometohavoc Yellow Card

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    Ridiculous logic.

    Judges have a responsibility to the sport. Not only is it reasonable to expect them to be good at their job, it's expected.

    So I will blame the judges. The only person who made Jeff Collins write a 30-27 Diego Sanchez win on his scorecard was Jeff Collins. The fault lies with him
     
  5. podsox

    podsox Silver Belt

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    no ill blame the judges. he might be a great judge when he isn't paid off
     
  6. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Sure, I blame the commissions that hire hack judges as political favors, but why would I not blame the judge directly responsible for this travesty as well?
     
  7. WildShrimper

    WildShrimper The King

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    The judges are adults I expect them to have a brain
     
  8. dc007

    dc007 mr. white belt

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    I blame the judges if they don't know how to score the sport.
     
  9. CatchOmega

    CatchOmega Hideous Disfigurement

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    Don't blame the guys who are directly responsible for the score cards that dictate the winner.


    Makes sense.
     
  10. Blayt7hh

    Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    I am pretty confident that you could take 3 random people that don't really watch MMA and they would have scored that fight right.
     
  11. wookie brawl

    wookie brawl Brown Belt

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    Fair point. If you put a mule in a horse race, mule would stop half way & starts humping the fence. Big responsibility goes to the corrupt governing bodies that employ these donkey judges.
     
  12. Alpinestar

    Alpinestar Brown Belt

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    Fire Jeff Collins.
     
  13. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar アウグストゥスシーザー Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Both are to blame.
     
  14. Incompetent people are consistently hired. Blaming a pawn doesn't advance your position. It is a systemic problem. Boxing already attempted to simply focus on the individual judges. How has that worked out after 100+ years? We still don't know how the hell these judges earn their position.
     
  15. Cake4Breakfast

    Cake4Breakfast Gold Belt

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    Did you even read the entire op? :rolleyes:
     
  16. podsox

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    he was the idiot that gave tibau the decision over dunnham. at least the other 2 judges got it right.
     
  17. Rubberman1

    Rubberman1 John Rambo Life Lessons

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    I agree cut the head off the snake not the tail
     
  18. njgrappler

    njgrappler Tactical Fedor

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    Can't we blame both? :D
     
  19. Blayt7hh

    Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    Don't blame the commission when the Judges took a bribe. Seriously I don't think they could be that bad at their job
     
  20. Psychojoe86

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    Of course we blame the judges. They are the ones who scored the fight for Diego lol
     

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