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4. On MMA Judging

Joe Rogan has frequently been critical of MMA judging, but in early 2016 he went on a long Twitter rant regarding the 10-9 must system that MMA inherited from boxing.

The comments came shortly after Robbie Lawler was awarded a split decision victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195. In particular Rogan was upset with the lack of rounds being scored 10-8, and that in general judge’s seem almost afraid to ever award rounds by 2 points.

Earlier this month several changes were made to MMA’s judging criteria, including allowing for more scoring of 10-8 rounds. This is in an effort to prevent rounds that are close from being scored the same as rounds in which a fighter is clearly dominant.

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.