The UFC has finally taken measures to prevent piss poor judging in the sport by removing the octagon post in front of the third judge. After Dwight Grant given two lots of 29-28 and Alan Jouban awarded 30-27 at UFC 236 today, the company has said enough is enough.
Long have fans been plagued with one fighter winning two out of three rounds before the third judge gives all three rounds to the other fighter who clearly lost. With this bold new move however, hopefully this will be a thing of the past.
“Oh wow! So Stipe Miocic didn’t win against Daniel Cormier,” said judge Sal D’Amato. “This truly is a great move for the sport. I’ve sat behind that post and had no idea on the outcome of some fights. I only found out five minutes ago that Chris Weidman stopped Anderson Silva. Man, I had Silva winning that first fight on points.”
“Thank goodness that post is gone. You have no idea how much that thing blocked our view from cage side. I had Machida winning the second Shogun fight 50-45. It’s crazy,” said judge Cecil People’s.
2019 is now set to be a big year in the sport and the judges are clearly excited.
“No more stupid 30-27 verdicts for the fighter who got their ass kicked,” said judge Derek Cleary. “Now, if we can just ensure referee Steve Mazzagatti stays retired, 2019 will be golden.”