There’s been no shortage of controversial decisions in MMA over the last few years. Pearson vs Sanchez, Machida vs Shogun are a few that come to mind.
Would the idea of a “soundproof isolated room” for judges make a positive impact? The Cage Fury Fighting Championship 52 event on October 31st in Atlantic City, NJ will experiment with this system, and could be implemented if all goes well.
This method is designed to reduce judging errors, and even prevent biased scores. The isolated judges will be able to watch the fight on a muted feed, and then relay their decisions to the cageside judges. Ultimately, the cageside judges have the final say, but it will provide an unbiased, honest outcome to fight that is not only important to the athlete himself, but the supporting fans as well.
Interesting experiment for sure, read more from bjpenn.com here: http://bit.ly/1PABbGi
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