Rogan: Judges that suck should be fired

by Stephie Daniels | source:

Stephie Daniels: What do you think of the problems with judging in MMA and boxing?

Joe Rogan: I think they should fire judges that suck. I don't understand how someone can keep their job over and over again while screwing up over and over. What do you call that exactly? Extreme incompetence. How does someone judge any sort of combat sport without at least a passing interest in the sport? If you pulled aside, and I don't want to name any names, but if you pulled aside some of those judges from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, that has notoriously had horrific scoring, and started asking them about fighters that aren't fighting in the UFC, would they know anything about them? Would they know anything about who the top judo guy is? Would they even know anything about Gilbert Melendez and how good he is?

Do these guys know how you set up an armbar? If I sat them down and said, 'Do an armbar on this guy', would they be able to do that? I think you've got to know when a guy's in trouble and when a guy's not in trouble, and the only way to know that, is to have actually trained. I don't think you can be a person who judges martial arts without being an expert in martial arts.

I have never had a mixed martial arts fight, but I'm a martial arts expert. I've been a martial arts expert since I was a little boy. I know what I'm really good at, and I know what I don't understand as well, but I have dedicated my entire life to martial arts. It's been a focus of mine since I was a growing boy, so when I commentate on MMA, I do it with the passion of someone who is 100% a fan. If I had to choose between my job with the UFC and not being a fan anymore, I would for sure just quit working.

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explodin site profile image  

6/14/12 8:32 PM by explodin

To save yourself time you could have just said "I agree." You just agreed with my post while trying to be insulting.

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6/14/12 6:19 PM by UGCTT_Winnson

Then Zuffa and NSAC, make it happen!

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6/14/12 6:16 PM by ArthurKnoqOut


CindyO site profile image  

6/14/12 6:14 PM by CindyO

 LOL! Cindy

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6/14/12 6:05 PM by UGCTT_Winnson

What I want to understand is how can a judge call whatever the fuck he or she wants, whether it makes any sense at all or not, and then just disappear?Judges should have to answer to the press same as everyone else and *definitely* be at the post-fight press conference to answer questions.I am so sick of seeing the stupidest decisions I've seen in my life up that point and not being allowed to ask anyone why they scored it like that.You judge, you answer to the press and public about your judging. If you're not comfortable with that, then don't judge.Sound fair?

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6/14/12 6:04 PM by UGCTT_RickStorm

 ^lol EnderTL

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6/14/12 6:01 PM by UGCTT_RickStorm

 I believe it will be at 5:00 pst on

UGCTT_EnderTL site profile image  

6/14/12 6:01 PM by UGCTT_EnderTL

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6/14/12 5:54 PM by sonnensseringe1314

Joe Rohan: Fire Cecil Peoples.

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6/14/12 5:51 PM by superCalo

Some of his comments about boxing were bizzare, how boxing needs to have leg kicks and how Mayweather would lose in a boxing fight that had leg kicks, how boxing makes no sense because there is no leg kicks.Strange guy, obviously knowledgeable about martial arts but no sense of history about boxing at all which is suprising given he is a combat sports commentator and fan.