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Maintaining status quo on how judges score MMA fights would be insane | Opinion

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

(Editor's note: This is a guest column written for MMA Junkie.)
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
That's the old adage anyway, and it pretty much describes what we see happening in MMA today. Hardly a weekend passes where fights don't end with controversial decisions. I do not pretend to know the truth. All I can describe is what I see from my own perspective. Seems to me that different fights are being scored according to different criteria. What is that these judges see that's different from everyone else?
Sometimes we think, “OK, it's significant strikes that take priority” only to see another fight where it's obvious the judges had to be focused on control instead.
I took the time to chat with a few of the more prominent coaches that I know, and I heard the exact same thing, with different explanations on about why this keeps happening - as it did this past weekend in Ketlen Vieira's split decision win over Holly Holm - and one things is for sure: No...

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