The topic of MMA judging has become a topic of hot debate in recent years. Some decisions have begun to seem like absolute robbery. Dana White himself has even stated that he knows some of the judges are bad. But, no one seems to have the right answer. Nevada, however, is moving in the right direction at least.
MMAjunkie.com's Steven Marrocco reported today that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has approved the use of monitors for the forthcoming UFC 130 event in Las Vegas. NSAC will now place seven-inch monitors next to the judges. NSAC passed this with a 5-0 vote.
The UFC is trying to spread this practice, already getting the monitors approved for UFC 131 in Vancouver and UFC 133 in Philadelphia.
Cageside monitors were previously used in California for three UFC events held there.
Oddly, the monitors are only optional and a movable arm can allow the judge to simply move the monitor aside if he or she elects not to use it at all.
UFC's Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner, stated that this is "just another tool for the judges." Hopefully this can help limit the number of bad decisions or unnecessary draws in the future.