The Judging of Egar Vs. MaynardPosted on January 3, 2011, 02:31 AM by iwontkillyou
For myself and for most of us die hard legal violence fans, the first day of this year really began when UFC 125 was officially underway. It felt like a new day in America when all things could be wonderful and hope was tangable in the Las Vegas desert early in the night. The nights' fights all looked great with a couple of great finishes and exciting action.That was until I saw the main event of the evening. Strike that, rather, when I heard the judges' score of the main event of the evening. I couldn't have been more disappointed in the judging of this fight and lately, in this sport in general. Frankie Edgar won this fight on my score card 48/47. Below I have put my score card of the fight and some of the explanations on how I score fights. Food for thought.
The Way I Score Fights: At the start of every round each fighter must have 10 points. At some specific point in each round I designate one fighter to have 10 points and the other to have only 9 points or less, because of strikes, damage, takedowns, defense, overall control.
Maynard Edgar Specifics ( @fight time clock time)
Round 1 10 8 @ 3:13 the score is 10/9 Maynard.
@ 1:38 the score is 10/8 Maynard.
Three reasons why this wasn't a 10/7 round:
#1. Edgar didn't take so much damage that he couldn't stand back up make another offensive push, he spent the last minute and a half of the round striking Grey with punches and kicks.
#2. Maynard could have gotten closer to finishing the fight, but didn't have the endurance to do so. Edgar had the endurance to start an effective comeback. 10/8 round for Maynard.
#3 What does a 10/7 round look like anyway? A 5 minute 'saved by the bell' ass whoopin?
Round 2 9 10 @1:17 the score is 10/9 Edgar.
Round 3 10 9 @ :40 score is 10/9 Maynard
Round 4 9 10 @ 2:15 score is 10/9 Edgar
Round 5 9 10 @ :50 score is 10/9 Edgar
My Results: 48/47 WINNER: Frankie Edgar
JUDGES RESULTS: 48/46 Maynard, 48/46 Edgar, 47/47
Did any of the judges give the first round a 10/7 for Maynard??????? Are they giving out 10/8 rounds regularly now? How did two judges see Maynard winning 3 rounds? How did 2 judges see Edgar losing 4 rounds? How did all three judges see Edgar lose 3 rounds of this fight, rounds 1,3 and............?
Round 1 Was all Maynard for 3.5 minutes. Frankie mounts small comeback for last minutes and a half.
Round 2 Maynard can't see Edgar's right hand and is breathing very heavily. Edgar looks fresh and crisp.
Round 3 Edgar stuffs two takedowns, but Maynard bloodies Edgar up again with a lot of punches.
Round 4 Three big shots to Maynards' chin, and Edgar follows with two takedowns and a knee to the head.
Round 5 Edgar stuffs all take downs, controls the slowed down pace and lands good combos.
(I'm not a judge. I'm just a dude.)
Happy New Year all you Lowkickers.