Highway fucking robbery

Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by Wild, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. CreativeClassMauler

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    Again, you're just repeating what is essentially an old boxing cliche.

    Let's look at the most controversial decisions in title fights, not including Jones fights, vacant belt fights (Bas-Randleman) or title unification fights (Rampage-Hendo).

    BJ-Edgar 1 - challenger wins
    Edgar-Maynard 1 - draw
    Edgar-Bendo 1 - challenger wins
    Bendo-Edgar 2 - champion wins
    Shogun-Machida - champion wins
    Griffin-Rampage - challenger wins
    Hendricks-GSP - champion wins
    Bisping-Hendo 2 - champion wins
    Mighty Mouse-Cejudo 2 - challenger wins

    I'm missing a few but already you can see that there's just no justification for saying the champion gets the benefit of the doubt from judges. It seems to be a non-factor.
     
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  2. Jehannum

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    Bisping Hendo 2?

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  3. ENOCK

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    Listening to commentary and going by the Judges decisions:

    Latifi takedowns - doesn’t matter

    Jon Jones takedowns - all the difference - showed dominance
     
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  4. Hauler

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    I'd have to go back and watch those fights to see if the champ received favorable treatment.

    Just listing who won and who didn't proves nothing. I didn't say it NEVER happens.
     
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    Seriously, less than 50% of people on MMA decisions scored it for Bisping. More than half think Hendo won or a draw.

    That's the world we live in and gives some insight into how it's impossible to have a reasoned discussion on scoring.
     
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  6. Bones Nose

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    Reyes won 123

    Fuck the judges.
     
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  7. Vagabond

    Vagabond it's what it is...

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    inconsistency is what's fucked up
     
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  8. CreativeClassMauler

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    Actually, it proves a lot. If bias towards champions was a major factor, then we would see a strong correlation between close fights and champions getting the decision. Instead we see basically no correlation between those things.

    It's possible that individual judges may have a bias towards champions, but whatever malfunction Doug Crosby's brain was experiencing when he gave Edgar all 5 rounds against BJ certainly trumped that bias.

    We are dealing with a corrupt and inept profession where people like Adelaide Byrd appear to judge fights based on the fighter's skin color. There's all kinds of shit that can influence decisions. It's possible that bias against champions is just as strong as towards them.
     
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    yes he said something like "youre doing this, youre gona be AND STILL, just keep your hands up"

    reyes was actually winning at least half of the 5th round too
     
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    O bet rogan loves that one
     
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    dana is at fault here.. such a high profile fight he should have done due diligence with the texas AC to ensure judges with previous mma judging were required for this card.. now he's laughing all the way to the bank with an inevitable rematch booked
     
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    pretty inactive ref, why put him in now?

    Hope there is rematch...I could see John picking somebody else
     
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    I don't think it's the "boxing refs", especially since Reyes absolutely dominated the boxing.

    This is straight up corruption from the UFC, Thiago Silva also beat Jones. It's clear that as long as the fight goes to the distance, they're gonna give it to Jones.
     
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    But that never happens.

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    Thought the judges were gonna Rob Jon for a minute there
     
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    nah no chance of that bro
     
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