Joe Rogan slams Phan vs. Garcia Decision; FightMetric report indicates the judges were blindPosted on December 5, 2010, 03:11 PM by Anton Gurevich
TUF 12 cast member Nam Phan dominated the UFC and WEC veteran Leonard Garcia, in what was probably the most exciting bout at last night's Finale. But what looked like a clear Unanimous Decision victory in favor of Nam Phan, turned out to be a Split Decision on the judges' scorecards. Every media outlet scored the bout for Nam Phan, including the UFC Color Commentator Joe Rogan. Here's what he had to say about what was probably the worst decision of the year:
"I don't think the last fight was close and the decision went the wrong way. It puts a tremendous amount of pressure on fighters not knowing what kind of officiating you're getting. It's gross. You should be able to leave it in the hands of the judges. You should be able to just fight. And we should point out, that is the situation because of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It has nothing to do with the UFC. People keep saying 'oh the UFC!' We have no say whatsoever. And (NSAC executive director) Keith Kizer has denied that there's an issue. I think (Kizer) needs to clean house. There's a few very good judges surrounded by a bunch of incompetent morons, who know nothing about the sport. They need to do something about that, because it's ruining MMA. It's making people think that this sport is corrupt. It has nothing to do with corruption. It's sheer and total incompetence." - quote via MMAMania.com
Earlier today, UFC's official statistics provider FightMetric released their scores for the bout, clearly showing a dominant victory for Nam Phan. According to FightMetric, Phan won the bout 30-27, a score given by only one of the judges. You are more than welcome to visit FightMetric.com for a full report.
So what do you think LowKick'ers? Who you had winning this fight, and what has to be done in order to improve the current scoring system in MMA? Use your keyboard!