Media Former fighters aren't lining up to become judges

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    Who would want that thankless job?
     
  3. capnlarge Silver Belt

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    One of the issues with former fighters is they may have teammates and bitter enemies that are still fighting.

    Not sure if judging could be worse though
     
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    I don't understand. They already have the necessary brain damage to fit in.
     
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    Anything is better then 65 + year old boxing judges, who don't understand grappling or clinching or kicking.
     
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    Brutal.
     
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    This is true. Might become too political.

    Again, a lot of problems are solved if the judges showed their scores after every round.

    Whos judging the judges?
     
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    Sounds like a good idea when Rogan says it but a lot of former fighters, especially those who had lengthy career and fought at a high level lack professionalism because they never saw it neccessary to learn it when they were just fighting. A lot of them are bitter or bias, unstable and may have problems from cte
     
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    This is a such dumb idea if you think about it for like 10 seconds. For one, there is no correlation between fighting and judging.


    But Fighters are going to be just as biased. Strikers will favour striking, grapplers will favour grappling. And the only fighters who are going to want to be judges are the ones who were not good enough to make a career out of fighting. Like, GSP ain't signing up to be a fucking judge.

    So you are going to have every fight judged by TuF washouts. Hooray!
     
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    why former fighters? thats super stupid.

    Trainers are much better imo

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    Not just fighters who are judging teammates and past rivals, even such things as an old fighter who was a wrestler is gonna score more heavily for what he prefers and a striker who is judging is not
     
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    It would be a great conclusion to Bones's career to be a judge and continue to troll the fighters.
     
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    imo
    why not go after the guys going round by round and play by play scoring for blogs? like the ones here on shedog for example.
    seems those are the same guys who also WANT to judge fights.

    and imagine Twood judging a fight..... thats why no fighters lol. more so conflict of interests with fighters coaches and trainers. would need a lot more bodies to be able to switch in and out when said judge has a relationship of any kind with said fighters. and then we also have to just "trust" there is no conflict of interest or bias when they give us an oath.
     
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    Sick of all the proposed easy fixes when it comes to mma that aren't easy fixes like judging, weight cutting, match making etc. Fighters judging is a horrible idea, look at when they commentate and are clearly way off and often very bias. What if Noguira was a judge, he picks Brazilians in anything and that's not a slight on him it's just we all know how his predictions go. Just a dumb idea.

    They need to do a better job training these guys, maybe have a 5 judge panel, get rid of consistently shit judges (big one), have them watch many previous fights they haven't seen and score them to see how they perform, for a lack of a better word, just put more effort into these guys and selection of them. People shouldn't just accept bad judging but on the other hand judging isn't going to be super consistent, there's going to be issues, people that don't agree with even each other and I think people often have ridiculous expectations. Something needs to be done, aka more effort on the commissions side, but having fighters as judges sounds good in theory but imo it's a horrible idea.
     
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