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Joe Rogan Proposes Game-Changing Idea To Transform UFC Fights Forever

Joe Rogan Proposes Game-Changing Idea To Transform UFC Fights Forever

Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has ripped into MMA's controversial judging decisions and proposed a radical new idea.

The state athletic commissions assign referees and judges to UFC bouts, but MMA fans have heavily criticised verdicts handed down last weekend.

Max Holloway lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245, but he was adamant that he shouldn't have lost on all three scorecards.

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And Jose Aldo was furious that the judges awarded the victory to Marlon Moraes in their UFC 245 clash in Las Vegas.

Rogan now believes anyone that judges a current MMA contest should be 'fired' and replaced with nine ex-fighters to score UFC bouts.

"I think the system sucks," he said on The Joe Rogan Experience.

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"The 10-point must system. It's boxing's system, it's not our system.

"The judges should at least have some martial arts experience, and I know there's a bunch of them that have never even f*****g trained, they just took some courses.

"It's horrible and they don't do anything about it.

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"There's people that have put in bad decision after bad decision and then you see them still being listed as judges, and you're like, 'This is crazy.'

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"They need to fire everyone. You know what they need to do? They should hire ex-fighters.

"It's like passing a written test, but never having driven a car. We should have more than three judges.

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"Nine would be a good number because nine would be a tie-breaker if you had like, four one way, four the other way. I feel like three is ridiculous.

"Why do you only have three? You know the judges suck already, so why do you only have three people that suck?"

Holloway, 28, hit out at the verdict from his clash with Volkanovski by suggesting that judging decisions made him "cry twice in 2019."

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He said at his post-fight press conference: "First round, I was feeling him out, so he did what he did in the first round.

"Second round I thought I was taking over and then three, four, five, I thought was mine.

"But they saw it another way, there's only three opinions that matter.

"Like the great Burt Watson said, 'Don't leave that s**t to the judges, they're gonna make you cry.'

"They made me cry twice in 2019, so let's choo-choo forward to 2020, new year, new me."

Featured Image Credit: The Joe Rogan Experience/PA

Topics: joe rogan, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

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