Michael Bisping Wants to Hold Judges Accountable for Their Scoring


UFC-on-Fox-2-workouts-Michael-Bisping-178-460x270“Never leave it in the hands of the judges” is etched above a doorway at the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas where The Ultimate Fighter reality series is filmed. It’s there to serve as motivation to fighters to finish their opponents, but stems from a problem in mixed martial arts: the judging.

The saying is commonly used by fans, promoters and athletes, but what it really means is that the judges are too incompetent to render a rightful decision, so don’t let them have the opportunity to make a bad one.

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping would like to hold judges accountable for their scoring.

“Sometimes a fight happens and I look at it and I think clearly this guy won and all the judges will give it to that guy. But one judge will give it to the other guy, maybe 30-27. I think that judge should be pulled to one side at a hearing of some sort and told to explain why he gave it to that guy, break it down round by round,” said Bisping during a recent question and answer session in Manchester, England.

“Make him watch the fight and say, why on Earth did you score it for that guy because he clearly lost. So why did you do it?” added the Englishman. “He should be held accountable is what I’m saying. If he can’t back up why he scored it that way then he shouldn’t be a judge anymore.”

Bisping (24-5) has been involved in some close decisions, perhaps even controversial ones. His losses to Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Rashad Evans were closely contested bouts that he ended up on the losing side of the judges’ scorecards. But Bisping isn’t talking about close fights that don’t go a fighter’s way. He’s talking about bad decisions.

“Anytime that it’s a close fight, you can’t be bitter about it. The guy did a good job, regardless of who the opponent is, I’m saying, and if the judges felt it went that way, it went that way. You’ve just got to get on with it. There’s no point in crying about it,” he said.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 48, Michael Bisping and Cung Le had the power. They had the power to demonstrate that their bout had real implications for the middleweight division. They had the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

At UFC Fight Night 48 on Saturday, Michael Bisping continued his roller-coaster path toward a shot at the middleweight title. The Englishman kept the pressure on Cung Le for more than three rounds un read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold discusses Michael Bisping's win over Cung Le, his trip to Asia and what's next for him. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 73 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman made his opinion clear regarding where he believes Michael Bisping stands in the UFC’s 185lb. division. While Michael Bisping is determined to one day become a read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 653 views

UFC middleweight contenders, Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold nearly erupt into a physical altercation during a media tour in Sydney, Australia. Smack talk and rivalry are the life's blood of fight read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 21 views

It’s not unanimous, but Michael Bisping is an overwhelming favorite to get back on track from the MMAjunkie staff.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 17 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has paired one of its most likable fighters with perhaps its most hated figure. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 141 views

UFC Fight Night 48 weigh-in results from Macao, China, where Michael Bisping and Cung Le square off in a five-round middleweight headlining bout. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 57 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its weigh in event earlier today (Fri., Aug. 22, 2014) at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena in Macau for those fighters competing at the UFC Fight Night 48: "B read news >>