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Why select referee and judges weeks in advance of fight?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by mma_genius, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. mma_genius Black Belt

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    I just read that the ref and judges for the Dodson/Mouse fight had been selected, which got me to thinking, why? The commissions never cave when a fighter has a problem with their ref/judge assignments do they?

    Why would they be selected and announced weeks before the fight? Wouldn't it be better to draw them out of a hat on fight night? Of course have the required number of judges and refs on hand, but at a meeting an hour before fight time just select their assignments from a hat.

    You could have several refs on hand who are experienced to draw from for title or main event fights, and you could have several other refs to draw from who do prelims, etc.

    Anybody have any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Rittsy Red Belt

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    Because you need to pay those refs and judges.
     
  3. 10000 Days Green Belt

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    Yes, let all the referees go to one state or country, as if there aren't any other MMA or combat sport leagues in other states/countries.
     
  4. Rittsy Red Belt

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    Imagine if they were all on the same plane! And that plane crashed! The sport of MMA would be no more.
     
  5. mma_genius Black Belt

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    Read what I wrote (and has not been edited) - "Of course have the required number of judges and refs on hand, but at a meeting an hour before fight time just select their assignments from a hat."
     
  6. LilMountain Section 20 Operative

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    That's a tall order for most here
     
  7. TheUnchosenOne Green Belt

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    Not really sure why this is better than announcing them beforehand.

    Presumably, there's fight-specific paperwork that needs to be filled out before the fight, and the ref and judges need to be known then.
     
  8. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Are you suggesting there's some kind of foul play involved in having judges selected early? Why?
     
  9. groo Gold Belt

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    For the multiple questionable decisions that plague the sport.?
     
  10. j98 Brown Belt

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    Selecting them in advance lets the fight fixers know who to come to for a specific fight.
     
  11. UL no more yellows Banned

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    To help the third party so they know which one to contact



    Nah
     
  12. BrockStPierre Blue Belt

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    Probably that!
     
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    Lol.. You know those are real people.. That are living.. Right?
     
  14. Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    I blame Kimbo/Shamrock for all these idiotic insinuations of fight fixing filling these forums the past two months.
     

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