Posted by Manak
Posted by prophecy033
I'm in favor of a half point system, but I'm not sure if that's gonna change the way the judges see the fight. How many time have the scores indicated that the judges don't understand what's going on during a fight? Too many to count. I would rather the commissions find judges that understand the mma game. I'm in favor of hiring only ex refs and ex fighters. It may prove difficult tho. This is just a suggestion and not a whole solution
i dont think u can do ex fighters because their judgment might be blurred by training partners or friends
You could do a conflict of interest check, and make the judge recuse himself if he had a connection to one of the fighters.
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I actually really like this system.
I really like the ref signaling near submissions. The fact that they struck that part down shows (in their own words) that there is a lack of knowledge about the sport.
I think that the ref should not only signal subs, but do all of the grappling scoring. Just like in a submission grappling tournament. Its way more objective. The judges don't have to remember every significant action on the ground. Use a system like Abu Dabi's or NAGA's. Then there is no question who won actual grappling. The judges would just have to score striking (on the feet and ground) and agression/octagon control.
The one thing they don't understand is grappling. And from their vantage point (even if they did understand it) they can't see the finer points well enough to judge accurately. Let the ref score the points, he's right in the action.