There are a lot of discussions going on as to how to fix the judging problems in MMA today. By and large, the judging of many fights is simply below the efforts of the fighters, who deserve much better.
This isn’t a dismissive accusation. There are a lot of good judges out there, but by and large it seems that far too often a close fight is apt to be scored wrong.
One obvious answer would be for the commissions to recruit, train and employ a group of retired fighters as judges.
This is an idea t more
Vitor Ribeiro will enter the Octagon later this month, but he won’t do it as a fighter.
"Shaolin," a former Shooto and Cage Rage 155-pound champion, will referee a UFC fight for the first time at the UFC Fight Night 45 card in Atlantic City, N.J., on July 16, and he’s anxious to step inside the Octagon.
"I’m excited," Ribeiro told MMAFighting.com. "I have a lot experience as a referee in Brazil, but I worked at some amateur events in New Jersey, and recently worked at a professional event in May more
Dave Legeno, 50, better known in MMA circles as “The Enforcer,” was found dead this past Sunday in Death Valley, Calif. more
SAN JOSE – Anthony Johnson is making a lot of people wonder just what he was doing messing around at welterweight all those years. See the highlights of his destructive knockout win inside. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
We put a lot of importance on athletic endeavors, but Israeli UFC fighter Noad Lahat is going home to fight a bigger fight; the fight for peace, the fight for his family. more
At RFA 15 in June, the MMA world was given a rare opportunity courtesy of Daniel Aguiar. The Brazilian talks about his DQ loss for “timidity” with MMAjunkie.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News more
The UFC will crown the first strawweight champion with The Ultimate Fighter 20, but it won’t stop the promotion from matching other strawweight fights before the season.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, unbeaten in MMA, will take on fellow UFC newcomer Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com following a report from Groundandpound.
Jedrzejczyk (6-0) earns a shot in the Octagon after scoring a second-round knockout more
Heavyweight MMA fighter Chris Barnett has high aspirations for his career in the sport. But in order to achieve those aspirations, he needs to fight – something that has becoming increasingly difficult as time wares on.Filed under: News more
Join Bloody Elbow Wednesday night for live discussion of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. Tonight, the last episode of the regular season as the last two finalists are decided in a pair of semifinal fights.
Join us tonight for episode 12 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. The Ultimate Fighter airs on Fox Sports 1 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET. We'll have TUF discussion, right here at Bloody Elbow.
Wel folks, we're finally here - the last episode of this season. And it' more