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Ricardo Almeida, Now a Professional MMA Judge in New Jersey

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It's been a little over a week since it was announced that UFC welterweight contender, Ricardo Almeida has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from competing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. At 34-years-old, he mentioned that he wanted to focus more on his family, on his school, and on coaching his teammates. Those aren't going to be the only obligations on his plate though, because as Lary Pepe of ProMMARadio mentioned, "Big Dog" is also now a judge in New Jersey

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Good, and hopefully more fighters will follow in his foot-steps.

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Posted by Svartorm

Good, and hopefully more fighters will follow in his foot-steps.



Agree.

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Posted by Svartorm

Good, and hopefully more fighters will follow in his foot-steps.



At this point I'm willing to try anything and using fighters as judges just makes sense.

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Thats great! hope more fighters go the way of the judge, get people who know what there looking at in thoes chairs

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agreed..def need to get these boxin judges out (that is what the state uses)..they need retired mma fighters or ppl wit GOOD mma knowledge to judge matches..hopefully we start to see less robberies in the comin yrs...

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I think this is probably a good thing, the only possible problem I can think of is the fact that he is close to the Renzo Gracie fighters, so what happens when he has to judge one of his student's fights? I could see it being kind of hard to be objective in certain situations.

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this is a good movie, I think some of the older guys in the sport should do the same. I'm looking forward to a day when ex athletes are the judges of fights.

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Posted by machodog76

I think this is probably a good thing, the only possible problem I can think of is the fact that he is close to the Renzo Gracie fighters, so what happens when he has to judge one of his student's fights? I could see it being kind of hard to be objective in certain situations.



im almost certain that every event has more than 3 judges (maybe 5 or 6 total?). they rotate every fight so the "biasness" shouldnt be a factor

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I think this is a good thing. MMA needs more Judges who actually know a thing or two about MMA and especially Jiu Jitsu. I would say Ricardo knows a lot about both. Maybe more MMA fighters will become Judges after they retire and finally shape up the horrendous Judging situation in MMA,

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i agree, hopefully more retired MMA fighters will become licensed judges. Who better than the former athletes of the sport who know exactly what is going on.

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Posted by machodog76

I think this is probably a good thing, the only possible problem I can think of is the fact that he is close to the Renzo Gracie fighters, so what happens when he has to judge one of his student's fights? I could see it being kind of hard to be objective in certain situations.



im almost certain that every event has more than 3 judges (maybe 5 or 6 total?). they rotate every fight so the "biasness" shouldnt be a factor

If they do that and make sure he doesn't judge fighters from his own gym then I'm all for it

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Posted by machodog76

I think this is probably a good thing, the only possible problem I can think of is the fact that he is close to the Renzo Gracie fighters, so what happens when he has to judge one of his student's fights? I could see it being kind of hard to be objective in certain situations.



There's no way an athletic commission would put him in to judge his student's fights. They would simply assign some of the many other judges to those fights to avoid any possibility of bias.

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Mark Coleman, Liddell, and Cro Cop as a pannel of judges.

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