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  • 2 years ago
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A committee formed to assess the effectiveness of a half-point MMA scoring system has recommended the Association of Boxing Commissions stick with the current 10-point must system. In a report obtained today by MMAjunkie.com, the committee found that the half-point system would have a minimal effect on scoring and recommended further training and vetting of judges with the current system. "We thought putting in a more complicated system would hurt more fights than would help," said Jef read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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A former sportswriter and Bakersfield professor who became an MMA fan a decade ago, was immediately turned off by them using the ten-point must system that led to so many problems in boxing. He figured, as a new sport, it would work itself out. Years later, with nothing changed, he tried to come up with a solution. A couple of years ago, a friend of mine from college came by and talked about something every MMA fan hears about after almost every show. It's something I've heard, literally, since read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Ringside judges at MFC 31 on Friday will score fights using a half-point system, a first in the Maximum Fighting Championship. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission announced the news in a press release read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) met Wednesday morning in the nation’s capital, wrapping up their five-day convention with a morning dedicated to mixed martial arts. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Check out highlights of Charles Oliveira scoring a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale last night (Dec. 12, 2014) at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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A live review of the round-by-round scoring and decision rendered in the hotly debated UFC 181 title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Back in July, Kyle McLachlan set a criteria by which to judge the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA by. Nearly five months on, he looks at recent results that may have changed those standings. What a difference five months make. Well, in fact it hasn't made a huge difference at all. Of the nine fighters I originally ranked based on their 'pound-for-pound' credentials, only five have fought in that time frame. This was how my pound-for-pound rankings ended up last time, and I was actually surp read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Referee Mark Smith, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, still believes his Armed Forces career came to an end through discrimination, and he wants to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to anyone else. MMA referee Mark Smith may be a new face to many UFC fans, but he already has received positive commentary for his job at the third man in the cage at UFC 181. This is not the first time Smith has distinguished himself professionally, the referee and judge comes to the sport of mixed marti read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Being ranked at the top now takes on a whole new meaning, as the higher your position, the bigger your split of the Reebok pie. Ever since Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) decided to unveil an official rankings system, fight fans around the globe have been more than critical of it. And they're not the only ones. Members of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media were given the responsibility of ranking the top 15 fighters in each weight class following every UFC event. And while the system hasn't read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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See how the world of social media reacted to Tuesday’s big announcement of a UFC partnership with Reebok on a uniform deal starting next summer.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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The future of sponsorships in mixed martial arts dramatically shifted on Tuesday, as the UFC and Reebok announced a landmark six-year deal which will effectively replace in-cage fighter sponsors with a uniform provided by Reebok. Whether this shift will ultimately be a positive or negative net gain on fighters' wallets remains to be seen -- specifics of the new tiered payout system are, as this point, foggy -- but there's no underselling the significance UFC's decision here. Check out reactions read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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A long-rumored UFC uniform program, now officially known as the UFC’s “athlete outfitting policy,” is finally a reality.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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The UFC announced on Tuesday the finalization of a landmark six-year partnership with Reebok, a deal which could dramatically shift the role of sponsorships in mixed martial arts. Beginning the week of July 6, 2015, the UFC will institute a sweeping new uniform program which will effectively replace all in-cage fighter sponsorships with kits produced exclusively by Reebok. "We look at this as Reebok and the UFC are essentially changing the sports landscape once again," said UFC CEO and co-owner read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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When Nick Diaz retired in March 2013 fresh from dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he told reporters that the only fights to could coax him back into the cage would be a rematch against the Canadian or a superfight against Anderson Silva. At the time, Diaz's requests were largely scoffed at. This was a guy who'd lost two straight outings; he wasn't exactly in the position to barter for another big opportunity. But a funny thing happened in read news >>

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