Michihiro Omigawa ended up on the wrong side of a bad decision against Darren Elkins to start the night of fights. Kenny Florian was dropped by Diego Nunes in the first round of their featherweight match-up and clearly lost the round to anyone watching, yet one judge scored the bout 30-27 for Florian.
Demian Maia took it to Mark Munoz in the first round of their middleweight match-up, but Munoz was also given a 30-27 win on a judge’s scorecard.
Florian and Munoz won their fights, rightfully, but the scoring just added fuel to the fire that mixed martial arts judging needs a serious overhaul.
“Something has to be done about the judging. It’s so bad. Not only does it affect people’s lives, it ruins everything for people that are watching,” said White following UFC 131. “You watch it and you’re like ‘what? 30-27, what fight were you watching?”
“Now we’ve got TV screens for them. What the (expletive)? You’ve got a TV screen, how did you judge that 30-27?”
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