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  • 01-31-2013, 03:30 PM
    Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    MMA judges are not allowed to be fans of a fighter on Facebook?

    Get real.
    To me, it makes a difference if they are friends on Facebook, but it's not an issue if he's just a fan of Guida's Facebook page. Anybody can become a fan, but to be friends suggests there is some kind of extra-curricular relationship, and if they are friends, then the judge should not be judging Guida's fights.

    There's a conflict of interest there, and with judging being as bad as it is at present, something like this just further weakens the confidence fans (and fighters) have in judges.
  • 01-31-2013, 03:16 PM
    Bork_Lazer
    Quote Originally Posted by Happypants View Post
    What is a judge supposed to say when asked how he feels about how he scored a fight? Oh ya, I might have got that one wrong, sorry man. I think you won now but it doesn't really matter. Sorry again.
    Who is the girl on your sig?
  • 01-31-2013, 06:24 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    I don't chock this up favouritism, but rather incompetence, that is rife within most commissions.

    While nowhere near as egregious as Adelaide Byrd's Guillard/Varner 30-27 scorecard for Melvin(who btw, is judging Edgar/Aldo this weekend- YIKES!), I don't know how Clay could justifiably be given all three rounds by an articulate MMA eye.

    I'm not a fan of when judges come out to justify their decisions after the fact, because it places further light on how imperfect and incredulous commissions at large are and that these employees can deliver below-par performances in their job and really don't get much discipline for their errors. I mean, how many times has a commission come out AGAINST a scorecard that one of their judges fucked up?
  • 01-31-2013, 06:18 AM
    Sniggles
    MMA judges are not allowed to be fans of a fighter on Facebook?

    Get real.
  • 01-31-2013, 05:45 AM
    Bearded Big Country
    I feel bad for judges like this. I doubt he went out and said "Guida is going to win this no matter what." Now the next time he judges he'll wonder if hes going to get criticized for a score or not.
  • 01-31-2013, 05:20 AM
    Fe1
    I had it 29-28 Guida
  • 01-31-2013, 04:56 AM
    trustkill
    Damn, man. Even at the highest level of the sport, sometimes it still feels like amateur hour with the judging and refereeing.

    I remember a story where the NFL fired a referee because he had acknowledged being a NO Saints fan on Facebook. Those are high standards. Unfortunately, MMA isn't there yet. But hopefully the exposure will help (probably very slowly) get this sport where it needs to be.
  • 01-31-2013, 04:52 AM
    Rise
    Well I give them credit for stepping forward and at least acknowledging why the decision might be controversial.
  • 01-31-2013, 04:51 AM
    dimerules28
    All the exclamation points make him sound ridiculous... WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME !????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 01-31-2013, 04:46 AM
    Happypants
    What is a judge supposed to say when asked how he feels about how he scored a fight? Oh ya, I might have got that one wrong, sorry man. I think you won now but it doesn't really matter. Sorry again.
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