Judges discussing decisions with one another?

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  1. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Would you be for it?
    Instead of judges sitting separately, why not have them at a single table with one monitor where they can discuss the round with one another and be forced to a conclusion on who won the round? Treat each round as if it were a fight; if Judge 1 and 2 believe fighter A won, the majority ruling would give him that round, as opposed to each tallying their own scorecard and adding it at the end; it would be a single scorecard agreed upon by 3 judges.

    What say you?
     
  2. kammfreudenstei

    kammfreudenstei Brown Belt

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    That would definitely be a different dynamic, if they could do it in timely fashion. I feel like they would announce /display who won the round to the crowd
     
  3. Metallicalabran

    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    that way the judge with better dialectic skills chose always the winner ? WTF

    the most separated judges the better, and the most far away they are from each other the better.

    Perfect scenario ??? 10 judges (the more, the better), from 10 different countries at kilometers of distance.

    WORST POSSIBLE SCENARIO ? YOUR IDEA.
     
  4. Great Angus

    Great Angus Blue Belt

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    I'm not sure. If you had a really good debater he could sway the other two judges into thinking how he does. What we need is consistent judging and accountability for egregious decisions
     
  5. KhabibTheBeagle

    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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    No way. Each judge needs to present their own individual score. They don't always get it right, but at least there was no chance of a biased judge swaying the opinions of the other two.
     
  6. Chramelated

    Chramelated The Real Guy, The Best Guy Banned

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    I'd prefer if Sherdoggers could judge the fights instead.
     
  7. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    so you guys are discouraged by the possibility that a judge who possibly knows more than the other two could convince the other two of a correct decision?
     
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    dropshot001 Red Belt

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    This would become a contest of who is the most convincing
     
  9. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    There will never be a perfect way of judging, the more people you involve in the decision the more chance for bias or people who aren't good at judging

    Going by stats alone would also be ridiculous because not every strike/takedown/grappling advance has the same impact on the fight

    It seems like they could make sure the people who are doing it would be held accountable more than they are and at least that would make the ridiculous decisions less likely
     
  10. Chules

    Chules @UVEE'S BESTIE

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    This.

    The 'Who do you think won' poll threads mostly always bring out the fighter who should've won
     
  11. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I agree, and stoppages should all be twitter polls. Refs should be equipped with smartphones.

    Shogun would bead.
     
  12. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    Yeah sure nobody votes for the guy they like more in those polls lol
     
  13. Bilal Bones

    Bilal Bones Blue Belt

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    Diaz bros, Shogun, Fedor and some other fighters would never lose a decision then. Any Jon Jones fight that goes to a decision would be lost by him.
     
  14. Chramelated

    Chramelated The Real Guy, The Best Guy Banned

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    Are you having a fucking giggle at my suggestion?
     
  15. MMA

    MMA Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't see how it would improve anything. You don't event make an attempt to explain what it would improve about judging and more importantly how it would improve it.
     
  16. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Well, because i want to discuss it, which is why i opened a discussion instead of saying "I AM RIGHT HEAR ME OUT"

    What a strangely defensive post.
     
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    Undefeated BJ Penn and Shogun!
     
  18. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET just lurkin

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    I got a better idea. Kenny Rice and Baas Rutten touched on it.

    Every judge should be in a separate sound proof room. Each get 6 monitors to watch the fight from all angles. The also get audio feed from microphones in the ring, no commentators and crowd noise reduced. They score the fight based on what they see, independent of what other judges are doing.
     
  19. Metallicalabran

    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    nope, we are discouraged by the possibility that a judge who possibly knows LESS than the other two could convince the other two of an INCORRECT decision.

    Why do you think a judge who knows more of fighting is the better convincing judgest too?

    THE MOST JUDGES

    THE MORE UNRELATED

    THE BEST
     
  20. LiLoMMA

    LiLoMMA Lindsay Lohan's party belt

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    It's sad, but I don't think MMA will ever get this right. The phrase "don't leave it in the hands if the judges" is telling, this is not going to get fixed
     

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