When it comes to judging MMA...
Have you ever tried to judge rounds by the minute? For example, whoever wins over 2.5 minutes of each round wins that round. Basically as the fight is taking place I’ll mark a point after 1 minute, then the same after 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th minutes. Unless there is a devastating knockdown or submission attempt, I found this way is easy to keep track of control time. And it helps to not be biased by the last half of the round.
Also... I wanted to bring up the Half point system. I’m not a fan because the only time I’ve seen it used was up in Canada at a MFC show, and it resulted in another CONTROVERSIAL 5 round decision between RYAN JIMMO vs Thierry Soukoudjou. Ryan Jimmo got the decision but I remember many people felt they got it wrong, even with the half point system in place.
What are some solutions? I really don’t think the amount of judges matter. I used to think that was the solution, but if there were 5 or 7 judges we still have the same problems. Imo.
Thoughts? What would you change