On more than one occasion I've been watching a fight where "Fighter A" was clearly losing, only to hear his corner man tell him, "You won that round you're doing great!".
Let's imagine for a second that the Super Bowl get's played for four quarters and instead of live scoring, we just have a decision at the end of the game. Judges score the first quarter 10-9 for the Giants, second and third 10-9 for the Patriots, then due to a close forth quarter declare that one a 10-10.
At the end of the game the teams look across from each other as the scores are read and the Patriots win the Super Bowl because of the judging.
That's what happens in MMA.
What should happen is that after each round the judges scorecards should be posted as to who has what score and who's winning the fight. That way the corners of each respective fighter can put together a game plan to either sustain or turn around their fortunes depending on how the judges are judging.
In addition to that, if you're in a three-round fight and going into Round 3 you know you're down two rounds, won't you make a very concerted effort to finish in Round 3? Of course you would because you'll have nothing to lose.
Not only will it make the public and the fighters aware of where they are in the judges mind, but it will also be a catalyst for more exciting fights.
If I missed something that you think would help the sport or if you have an opinion about anything I've laid out, let me know in the comment box below. Thanks for reading.