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Dana White slams UFC 131 judging, praises Herb Dean as best in the business

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Another major MMA event, another set of confusing scorecards.

Following Saturday's UFC 131 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, UFC president Dana White took dead aim at a few judges' decisions he deemed unforgivable while suggesting those officials should not be used in MMA competition ever again.

However, White also laid high praise on one referee from Saturday's card, one the UFC boss said proved once again (well, twice actually) why he's the best in the business.

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I won't argue with DW, Herb is arguably the best in the Business. I would put him and Big John #1a and #1b, kind of interchangeable. Speaking of which, glad to see Big John in the octagon again. Do they only bring him out for Canadian events or do I just not pay attention?

When I heard the judge's scorecards being read for Maia-Munoz and I heard the 30-27, I thought the fix was in! Thought they were going to call it for Maia. But Munoz got the W, so I was pleased. But how ANYONE could score that first round for Munoz.... you have to be mentally deficient to score that.

Didn't see Omigawa-Elkins, unfortunately, missed some FB/YouTube fights this time. Gonna check em out today....

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Yeah, there is NO way Omigawa lost that fight to Elkins. He barely even got hit. And with the Munoz fight, he should have won 29-28.

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With the judges having monitors this time around, they really don't have any excuses. It's just further proof that bad judging has been the core issue all along.

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Wow, Omigawa absolutely gave Elkins a lesson, I couldnt believe that decision. What a disgrace,but what is really disturbing is it wasn't just one rogue judge, all 3 gave it to Elkins, shocking. Nam Pham said an asian guy can't get no love - after himself, Riki Fukuda's fight with Nick Ring & now Omigawa he might be on to something.

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I think Mario is the best ref, but Idk if he ref's much anymore or I just don't notice.

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Even with video monitors in front they can't get the judging right
Very sad!!

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Judging was obviously awful last nite, and i would have 2 say that herbie is one of in not the best ref in the game rite now

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Omigawa got screwed I was shocked when I heard the decision.

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Am I the only one that thought Munoz was faking being hurt to draw Maia in?

He basically got forearm clubbed over the head and the started backpedaling with his right hand back a-la Robbie Lawler. Maia's stand-up is god awful and I don't think that exchange really did anything.

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I thought JDS/Carwin fight could have been stopped in the first there, considering other fights had been stopped early, it was similar to Beltran/Rosa.

But, I think ref's give certain guys more time befor they call a fight. JDS was actually looking at the ref like it should be stopped.

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I just watched Omigawa vs. Elkins and had it 29-28 Elkins. He landed far more punches, won nearly every exchange and pressed the action. 30-27 was terrible, but Elkins should have won it.

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Posted by Svartorm

I just watched Omigawa vs. Elkins and had it 29-28 Elkins. He landed far more punches, won nearly every exchange and pressed the action. 30-27 was terrible, but Elkins should have won it.



Lol, there's always one. I don't know about the quality of your TV but on mine Omigawa didn't have a scratch on him but Elkins was a mess. It was another case of the Guida's/Garcia's to me, plenty of huff & puff but not really doing much or causing any damage. Quality over quantity for me every time.

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Posted by Svartorm

I just watched Omigawa vs. Elkins and had it 29-28 Elkins. He landed far more punches, won nearly every exchange and pressed the action. 30-27 was terrible, but Elkins should have won it.



Lol, there's always one. I don't know about the quality of your TV but on mine Omigawa didn't have a scratch on him but Elkins was a mess. It was another case of the Guida's/Garcia's to me, plenty of huff & puff but not really doing much or causing any damage. Quality over quantity for me every time.




Hahaha. You're right. There is always one. That fight should have been scored 30-27 for Omigawa. Elkins didn't win one round, not even close.

Probably the worst decision in the history of the sport. Or at least tied for first.

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Since I only saw the 3rd round I had Omigawa winning 10-9.

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