Well, in the aftermath of the other day, we need to move on from focusing on problems, to solutions. It’s obvious that judging has been a problem for a long time, so let’s stop fucking around. Mma fights don’t have many rounds, so even a single poorly judged round can sway a result. Also, some of the judges seem to be borrowed from boxing and don’t seem to understand grappling, or just the action in general. Plus, the commissions don’t seem to give a shit or want to admit blame. 6 and 7 figure paydays are becoming less rare. A bad decision can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and the possibility of superstardom. With all this said, I don’t think the 10 point must system is that bad, especially if we start awarding 10-8s more frequently when someone completely dominates a round, which is being done. Changes I’d like to see: 5 judges instead of 3. The more judges there are, the less possibility of 2 of them scoring a fluke. Not sure how viable this is economically for the commissions. 10-10 rounds being more common. If the striking and grappling is equal, and one fighter barely advances more than the other without throwing, or if both damage the other more or less equally, I’d like a 10-10. I’d rather take a draw than some coin flip result. 3 judges ringside, 2 watching the tv feed, with no commentary. If some of the action is east to miss, this would provide some balance. More qualified judges. This seems obvious, but I’m not sure where you would recruit judges, and you would have to make sure there’s no conflict of interest. Every state must accept the current judging criteria. It’s insane and irresponsible to have different rules and criteria in different states. Experiment: Open scoring. Joe and Cruz brought this up, and I’d like to see it tested. At least if you’re getting kinda robbed, your corner would know. If the lack of suspense is a big deal, this info could be confined to the corners, and they could get rid of the corner cameras between rounds. What do you think? Does the 10 point must system deserve to die a living death? Is a complete overhaul in order? Are you ok with the current system and just think it’s a matter of improving the individual judges?