White: Instant replay would be 'awesome'

source: axs.tv

"I'm with you on the instant replay. Every other major sport has instant replay. Fighting needs to do it. Especially with how bad the officiating has been: judges and reffing. Instant replay -- that's it. They got this thing with combat sports, these athletic commissions have this thing where it's like, once a guy makes a decision, it can't be overturned. It's insane! Guys are gonna make a mistake! You can't be at all the angles. You can't see everything. This sport is so young. There's a lot of guys that are unqualified to ref and judge this sport. Instant replay makes sense, and it'd be awesome, because the thing that people don't understand is, once you make a decision, and it's a bad call, that's this guy's life...forever. It's a career changer. You make a mistake in a baseball game, and there'll be 190 more opportunities to make up for it. They'll be okay! You make a mistake in fighting, and it hurts this guy immensely.

It has to get better. If it doesn't, everybody's in trouble. I consistently call people out, and we're doing everything we can to try and stop this from happening. I think it's one of the worst things that can happen, if a guy loses a fight, that didn't really lose that fight. It effects their money. It effects everything. I mean, Jon Jones has a loss on his record that isn't right. That wasn't a loss. He should be undefeated right now. We should be able to go out and promote Jon Jones as the undefeated, undisputed Light Heavyweight champion, but we can't, because there was a guy reffing a fight that didn't belong there."

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Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku site profile image  

9/11/12 1:00 PM by Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku

 i like

rushinbear site profile image  

9/11/12 12:59 PM by rushinbear

why not just tape the fight. take it to a room where judges look it over moment by moment, then later on they can announce the winner.... *sarcasm*it is subjective judging. if judges keep getting it wrong then replace the judges. I HATED when boxing for a short period of time was printing the scorecards after each round of a fight. some of the beauty in the fight is not knowing for sure and not leave it to the judges. So a fighter has a three point lead in a boxing match going to the last round. Fight over so he just runs the entire round.... argh!

easedel site profile image  

9/11/12 12:52 PM by easedel

ALot has to be changed but it won't be simply because of the ACs. Unless they create a branch in the ACs that is strictly for MMA itself, then i dunno.

10er4life site profile image  

9/11/12 12:50 AM by 10er4life

I thought Hammil actually tapped out before the elbows due to dislocating his shoulder.Anyone remember?

dead_man_walking site profile image  

9/11/12 12:48 AM by dead_man_walking

Yes and i think they should get rid of that 12-6 elbow rule or what ever it is.

fryingarmbar site profile image  

9/11/12 12:40 AM by fryingarmbar

There you go. Maz actually used the instant replay to determine the legality of the elbows. Suggesting that it should be used to judge something other than the final moments, like to pick a different point in time altogether for a stoppage, makes no sense to me.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

9/11/12 12:40 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

I think it should be available to review whether to disqualify a fighter, like in Erick Silva's situation, but that's it.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

9/11/12 12:39 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Matt Hammil's not being able to continue was due to a dislocated shoulder too, right?I assume that was not caused by a 12-6 elbow

fryingarmbar site profile image  

9/11/12 12:38 AM by fryingarmbar

But how would instant replay have solved that? Dana can't possibly be suggesting that a ref should be able to rewatch an entire fight and then say, "Right there, I should've stopped it. Let's go with that."Or can he?

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

9/11/12 12:37 AM by duckhuntgangsta