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Joe Rogan on MMA judges: "They should have more than three judges."

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  1. Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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    Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan is in favor of having more than three judges to score fights. I think that it is an interesting idea. What are your thoughts?

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  2. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Definitely. 9 judges should score the fight from a bench that is not live at the event, with no commentary or crowd noise to influence anything. They should be appointed for life and should not be removable for cause.
     
  3. Chules @UVEE'S BESTIE

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    I don't think it's the number of judges, it's just that the judges that we currently have are shit
     
  4. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Yes, lets add MORE incompetent people who don't understand the criteria, let alone the positions and movements to this equation so we can get more terrible results. Truly riveting.
     
  5. Face Punch Punch Face

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    I'm down, but they would have to be competent. Someone with no experience in combat sports should never judge a combat sport. It makes no sense.
     
  6. Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Incompetence is still incompetence no matter if there's 3, 5, 7, 9 or whatever the number is. Maybe 5 judges could work better if you employ a high-low elimination type of judging each round then that way they could reach a general consensus in most cases. But shit judges are still shit no matter what procedure is used.
     
  7. Scottathon Orange Belt

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    It might be interesting to have an even number of judges.
     
  8. CountOfSoCal Black Belt

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    How about some actual background checks so we don't have another situation with Doug Crosby again?
     
  9. AlteredStates Blue Belt

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    I haven't really thought it through but 5 judges would be best I think - it would eliminate more draws/split decisions I think and when you get 4 to 1 decisions, you get a real idea of how competent that one judge (thus, they should be questioned and have to reason why they scored it the way they did).
     
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    I see what u did. ....
     
  11. Heikki Mustola Slightly Psychotic

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    5.

    5 would be good.
     
  12. spid3yo Guest

    Since wins and losses are irrelevant anyways (outside of the guaranteed win bonus) they need to take it all the way and simply crowd-source decisions.
     
  13. Thunderflash500 Banned Banned

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    His idea of the gaining points seemed completely insane. Judges can barely tell who won a round. But he wants them to judge how effective techniques are on the fly? Or to even assign a point value to a punch seems crazy. It would be impossibly complex. But adding two more judges might help.

    I think they should keep it as is, but give more 10 8 rounds. Also I personally believe the last round should be worth more than the first two. In any real fight your not judged by the opening engagement, youre judged on who victorious at the end. I get it's a sport so it can't all be based on the last round, but I feel it should be weighed a bit more heavily.
     
  14. Paul Phoenix Blue Belt

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    more judges would make it worse and more confusing and also more susceptible to having incompetent judges in the lineup not saying it's good now but I don't see that working out well.
     
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    If they could somehow entice ex fighters into doing it it would probably help. Though so many of them probably have trained with certain teams/fighters or know them, you'd have to question their impartiality.

    Maybe get the refs while they're sitting idle watching the fights. I'm sure they're scoring the fights in their heads and are more qualified than some of the current judges.
     
  16. bambammccoy Silver Belt

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    I have a question for anybody who can answer it.

    Since AC appoint the judges, are they/some former boxing judges or judges from another sport?
     
  17. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    3 judges in separate rooms watching on monitors I would like. I wouldn't be opposed to 5 judges either, but I'm not totally sold on it though. Personally, I like the scoring system. Just not some of the judges.
     
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    All fights should have a sherdog poll as judgement. Us 13 year olds will never screw up.
     
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    I think only Joe Rogan should judge the fights, with Dana having the veto of course.
     
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    I'm not sure. But it's definitely something worth testing.
     

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