UFC 247 judge’s past scores often controversial

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    Last weekend’s UFC 247 in Houston, TX featured a number of close decisions which, on more than one occasion, elicited boos from the crowded arena. UFC President Dana White also got in on the judge-bashing. Most notable among the fights that drew controversy was the headliner between UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones and his game competitor Dominick Reyes.

    Jones retained his belt with a unanimous decision. The judges gave him scores of 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46. With the MMA community largely agreeing that Reyes had won the first two rounds of the contest (and maybe the third), the 49-46 scorecard was targeted for criticism.

    A tweet from Aaron Bronsteter of TSN…


    UFC 247 judge Joe Solis has a history of controversial decisions
     
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    Informative article. Solis is an incompetent moron.
     
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    Reyes

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    “I don’t think people always understand all the mechanics that go on inside cage,” said Solis. “Many times people ask me as referee, ‘who won that fight?’ My reply is, unless someone is getting totally dominated, I don’t know because I am watching the more technical part of the fight like where are the strikes are landing, how long are they on the ground, reading body language, is their body fatigued, etc. Judging is no different, in how you have to make sure how effective their striking, kicking, the end results of takedowns, or defense, avoiding these moves, etc.”

    I enjoyed that little part. Glad he doesn’t even know whats happening, even when he is looking for all the technical stuff, reassuring for sure.
     
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    Salsaface now getting headlines so they can get rid of the momo
     
  6. jason73

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    judging must not pay well or else retired fighters and refs would be judges now. other than matt hume and sholin riberio i dont know of any other fighters who have became officials . it would be a step foward to get rid of the doug crosbys and adylaide byrds of the mma world and put big john or someone else who knows what they are looking at in their seats
     
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    How I miss PRIDE rules, where we just assumed the judging was fixed from the start and yet we just continued to enjoy the show anyways
     
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  8. Frank Armitage

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    They still had more believable scorecards...and they could Juice freely for an even playing field

    UFC lies to us about both

    Pride Never Die

    View: https://youtu.be/IiqndckxCjk?t=37
     
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    the funky refs and the funky judges are there for a reason though


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    I looked into doing it in NY and it only paid around $160 a fight if I remember correctly.
     
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    While I know you are only being half-serious, it's got a lot of truth to it. Nog-Ricco was probably the biggest judging meltdown the sport has ever experienced, so there a few big exceptions, but it's generally kind of true.

    It's not just the shadiness, it's that sport got sucked into the boxing model of being obsessed with losses. Because Japanese fans gave not a fuck about losses, we gave less of a fuck too. If guys got robbed, we knew it didn't really define their career and they could just move on. It was thus only a mild annoyance to see a guy get screwed.

    Boxing fans like to pretend they can ignore bullshit decisions, but for elite fighters, those numbers in the loss column define their legacy. When that means so much, what should be the meaningless subjective/corrupt assessment of some dipshit at ringside becomes incredibly important.
     
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    Credit where credit is due

    Good post
     
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