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former UFC fighter Ricardo Almeida will be a judge at next week’s UFC on FOX 3 show in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Almeida will be the best MMA judge ever & there will never be another bad decision in mma ever again



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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Almeida will be the best MMA judge ever & there will never be another bad decision in mma ever again



Unless Cecil Peoples is judging too, they negate each other.

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Will he be allowed to judge matches in which his students are competiting? (Ex. Frankie Edgar)

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I like this. I am glad he is one of the judges
He should give Cecil peoples a private lesson

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We can have an all-star judging group and we will still have bad decisions. It's in our nature. I, personally, would rather have a trained group of old guys who do not follow the sport to judge the competition versus a group of judges who do follow the sport such as former referees and former competitors. I know this may not make sense to a lot of you. When you have passionate people e.g. referees and former competitors doing the judging, they are more invested in the sport and more likely to be biased in my opinion.

I don't know if I truly believe this but I thought I would give an 'outside the box' opinion.

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the only problem i have with fighter judging is will they let friendships or hatred cloud their scorecards. out side that i think it is good to get educated guys in certain mma disciplines working together to come out with an mma scoring system and have them teach new judges to score fights to eliminate the clouding of scorecards because of a relationship with one of the guys fighting,

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Posted by FastKnockout

Will he be allowed to judge matches in which his students are competiting? (Ex. Frankie Edgar)



That's the argument for NOT having fighters be judges.


As to the rest of this thread...

Being a fighter doesn't GUARANTEE that you'll be a good judge (Nick Diaz example). But it makes it much more likely IMO.

There's an easy solution. Pick guys like Almeida and don't pick guys like Diaz.

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Posted by FastKnockout

Will he be allowed to judge matches in which his students are competiting? (Ex. Frankie Edgar)



I believe every event has something like 5 judges that rotate each fight, much like referees. So this shouldn't be a problem

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This is great!

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Too bad the 2 fights he is actually judging probably have only a 20% chance of actually going the distance to even be judged.

I like the call though....and I don't remember who said it but, i think that Lytle and Serra would be phenomonal judges.

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Seems like its just opening the door for a conflict of interest.


Unless the former fighter is retired and has stopped fighting I dont think it would be a good idea.


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Posted by Pskinner_mma314
I like the call though....and I don't remember who said it but, i think that Lytle and Serra would be phenomonal judges.



that would be me

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You can't judge a fight with anyone thats affiliated or communicates with you in any way.

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I wonder how he scored Frankie's last fight.....

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