To say that mixed martial arts judging is one of the sport’s most pressing issues is about as uncontroversial a statement as one can make.
Between the ill-fitting scoring system and the total absence of quality control in training and selecting judges, controversy is almost a guaranteed byproduct of every UFC event. Indeed, death and taxes appear unreliable by comparison.
With that said, the most controversial decisions are not always the worst decisions. Some of the most contentious judging in recent memory has resulted from fights that could have been scored either way.
Read on for a rundown of some of the most controversial decisions in UFC history.