In many fights, some rather close decisions have went to fighters that have been heavily promoted by the UFC and Strikeforce, or even Pride back in the day. This could of course be coincidence, or perhaps something more. Even this Saturday, KJ Noons lost a decision to Ryan Couture that has once again caused outrage in the MMA community. My questions are: Do you think that the star power of fighters can affect a judge's impartiality? Also can a promotion, directly or indirectly, exert pressure on the judges to swing a decision towards their larger marketing goals? If a PPV draw champion fought a close decision with a less popular elite fighter, would you assume the former would take it?