QUOTE(AussieLad @ Oct 13 2007, 08:07 PM) [snapback]361153[/snapback]
I agree. There are far fewer bad decisions at the moment. And i cant understand why either. MMA is far more complicated in terms of judging a round.... does that say something about the politics/corruption in boxing affecting judging, whereas MMA is relatively untainted at the moment?
My fear is that alot of boxing promoters are going to start dipping their wicks into MMA events without wearing a condom, and bring over the infection
I've never heard the official rules for scoring a MMA round. Unlike Ledderman on HBO shouting out his traditional scoring criteria before every fight, I don't believe I've heard the scoring criteria and I've been watching MMA for years. I'm pretty sure I get it though, as I usually score MMA fights and am right on point with the judges for the most part.
I think with MMA you almost have to consider the type of fighter you are watching. For example, if you have a guy known as a striker in there against a guy known for his ground game and submissions, if the fight stays standing up it would favor the first fighter and if it stays on the ground it would favor the second. So, if you had a completely uneventful round that was next to impossible to score, I guess you'd have to give it to the fighter that kept the fight in his comfort zone?
Also I remember in a recent PPV, maybe Liddel vs Jackson or something the commentators said something like "do you give more credit for the submission attempts or the defense of those submissions" during a fight where one of the fighters attempted (and the other defended) a good 6 or 7 submissions. IMO you give more credit to the guy attempting the submissions as he's trying to implement his strategy and make a fight. The other guy has no choice but to do his best to defend them or he gets stopped - to me that's a really easy scoring call that the commentators posed as being a difficult choice.
Just like in boxing, generally speaking the guy that wins a round in MMA is the guy that did more damage to the other and/or executed his game plan/imposed his style on the other more effectively.