The real reason the judging is horrible

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Pinky not Clyde, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. Pinky not Clyde

    Pinky not Clyde White Belt

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    It's not because the judges are blind or stupid. Let's take a look at the fights that notoriously end up in bad decisions. They're usually decided in favor of guys who have a track record of having good chins. I don't believe this is a coincidence. The reason judging is horrible is because people bet on the fights. For comparison, take a look at the NBA and the crooked referees that were caught; these guys were impacting games on a smaller scale and doing so because it increased the odds of making a payday. Why are people blind to the idea that this happens in MMA? There's a lot of money to be made on MMA betting. Say I had 10 million dollars and I walked up to two of these judges and told each I'd give him $500,000 to decide in favor of Diego Sanchez. Then I bet the remaining 9 million on Diego knowing he has a great chin and I have two judges in my pocket. The odds of me scoring big are astronomical.
     
  2. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Those are some serious allegations.

    Couldn't it just be the fact that government employees are largely incompetent or just don't give a shit about doing a good job?
     
  3. D.R.H.

    D.R.H. If you haven't heard...I'm the best! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    What if it's all 3?
     
  4. Rambo121

    Rambo121 Blue Belt

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    Judges need to be martial artists or former fighters imo,

    every judge or ref needs to have a wrestling or Bjj background as a minimum.
     

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