Speaking with fellow comedian Bryan Callen and UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub, UFC commentator Joe Rogan makes it clear he isn't satisfied with the current state of MMA judging. Certainly nothing new to UFC regulars long accustomed to Rogan's rants on judging reform, but it's great to hear a bit more on what exactly needs fixing. Rogan names the UFC as his example, but could have used any promotion using the 'Unified Rules' of MMA.
The UFC scoring is very flawed. It's flawed in a bunch of different ways. The biggest reason it's flawed is because of the 10-Point Must system which was adopted from boxing. That might work in a 12-round fight. 12, three minute rounds is very different than three, five minute rounds. Three, five minute rounds, you're going 10-9 on rounds that either guy could win and then the next round a guy could get taken down, busted up, dropped, and you score that a 10-9 as well. That makes no f***ing sense. The system in place right now, the scoring system, is from boxing and they need to develop one just for MMA.
Should we be expecting something like that to be coming along shortly? Rogan doesn't sound hopeful.
No! They don't do s**t. It's the same reason this C.J. Ross lady is still a f***ing judge, or was a judge, until she stepped down. The athletic commissions do a woefully inadequate job on several levels.
The UFC can't dictate who judges. the UFC can't dictate who referees. The UFC can't dictate what the rules are. They can't do anything. They can work with the commission to try to give suggestions and come up with ways around problems, but ultimately it's the job of the athletic commission.
Rogan goes on to question the integrity of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for being so closely tied to Las Vegas, a place he calls 'created by criminals.' Catch the rest of the episode to hear Rogan question Jon Jone's UFC 165 gameplan and advise Schaub to work on his striking fundamentals.
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Pettis' shoulder. Recovering from a sprained knee, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis tells Ariel Helwani it was actually a shoulder injury that had him worried at UFC 164. "My jitz coach [Daniel Wanderley] rolled a little too hard and he slammed me on my shoulder, and I separated my shoulder two weeks before the fight."
Bisping devastated. Out of his UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Mark Munoz, Michael Bisping talks his scary eye injury and how close he came to calling it quits. "I was devastated. Then [Dana White] said, ‘You've got a ways to go if you're ever going to fight again.' Then I was just completely in shock. This is who I am. This is what I do. It defines who I am as a person."
Dana & Silva comment on fighter's death. With the UFC's media tour now in Brazil, Anderson Silva and Dana White were asked their thoughts on the recent death of a Brazilian fighter trying to make weight. "I don't think that the cutting weight process is ever going to be perfect, but I said it today in an interview I did with a gentleman earlier, I don't care what level you fight on, no fight is worth dying over.
Jackson on Jones. Coach and trainer Greg Jackson hopes he's seen the last of his star pupil being dragged into deep waters. "He was tested [by Gustafsson] and he passed, and that was very important. However, hopefully we won't have to be tested like that again in awhile."
No TUF Brazil for Sonnen. With a Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Ultimate Fighter coaching stint just begging to be made, Dana White sounds worried Chael would even survive. "People keep asking me if they're going to be the coaches (for TUF Brazil 3). I can't have a Brazilian within 10 feet of Chael Sonnen in America. Imagine bringing Chael Sonnen here for six weeks. I don't think he'd make it."
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UFC World Tour: Weidman vs. Silva 2 Brazil Press Conference.
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Early Ronda Rousey interview from before she went pro.
GLORY 10 backstage access.
Meet new UFC middleweight Krzysztof Jotko.
British TV almost isn't worth it.
For those asking how I'm watching tv.... Like this, seriously. Lol. pic.twitter.com/NyusyfkcZi— michael (@bisping) September 30, 2013
Get well soon.
5 hours rehab today. Muscle definition is coming back FAST. I will set records on this pic.twitter.com/UncEKix8Gz— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 1, 2013
Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) September 30, 2013
We might have a taker.
It's fortuitous that I do not have an opponent for the @ufc card I'm on & our elected representatives suck. I challenge them all to a fight!— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 1, 2013
Hector Lombard (@HectorLombard) October 1, 2013
Still, doing better than the other guy...
I'm happy with my last performance but not satisfied. I'm greedy and want more so I'm back in the gym to grind and build to earn more #CMS— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) September 30, 2013
John Alessio (@johnalessio79) October 1, 2013
Keep an eye out.
I just did a photoshoot pretending to be riding a unicorn— Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) September 30, 2013
Don't invite Tim Sylvia to play Candy Crush.
This is and will be the last time I fucking say this if u invite me to play your fucking stupid games I will... http://t.co/idWBgxt4N5— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) October 1, 2013
Did they play music videos?
Sad to see, after 23 years, the end of MTV Brasil. So many talent...Brazilian Musicians, Brazilian comedy shows... I saw MYV Brasil...— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) October 1, 2013
....grown, I was a fan and also had the honor to participate in many mtv shows there .See you!!!— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) October 1, 2013
Announced yesterday (Sept. 30 2013)
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via DocCassidy.
I honestly don't remember how I got into MMA. I've been watching it a long time. Back in the late 90's/ early 00's I was aware of the Gracie Family Super Awesome Show UFC, but I wasn't an avid consumer. The first fight I truly remember watching was in a bar in Korea. I was stationed there, at Camp Casey, and I didn't go out much, but when I did, I didn't like dealing with the the prostitutes and club scene. I wasn't nearly as social minded back then as I am now, so the exploitation of poor Asian and Russian girls didn't register, but I did know I wanted a beer without having some overly aggressive girl trying to empty my wallet to buy her juice. So, I frequented a place called Mojo's. It was a biker bar owned by some American ex-pats. And they played VHS tapes of fights. The first fight I watched was some tall, black dude in purple Vale Tudo shirts stomping on some white guy's head. No idea who they were. But I was hooked. There was so much testosterone I could have impregnated half a dozen women that night and still been wound up.
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