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Your scoring system?

Tallica19812010-12-12 04:35:17 +0000 #1
If you could create an MMA scoring system from scratch, what would it consist of. It doesn't have to have a snowball's chance in hell to ever happen, just your ideas. Would it be more Pride like where the entire fight is scored as a whole? Would you develop a half-point system? Would you keep it the same and just encourage more 10-8 and 10-10 rounds? Would you leave it as is? Or would you create something new?

I really like the concept of Pride scoring, and think it could be implemented better here in the states where I don't feel like there is as much country loyalty between the judges and fighters.

I also like the possibility of a hybrid style between the 10/9 and the Pride system. I really like the criteria in pride, but would like to see judges be more free with their scoring. Instead of having to go with 10/9 or 10/8 rounds, they can apply any number 1-10 based on the damage given and received, and the other established criteria during a round. I would like to see 10/9 and 10/8 rounds represent a close round, and maybe if a guy is really dominated, dropped and fighting off submissions the entire round, he is given a 3,4, or 5. This requires a dominating round in return to be able to hope for a decision, rather than a couple of takedowns.

I know this has been done here before, but I'm just bored and would like to see some of the newer guys thought on the matter too.

Tallica19812010-12-12 04:49:42 +0000 #2
Man, I am already feeling bulldog's absence.

Quick, someone chastise me for making a thread that apparently no one has any interest in so I can feel normal again.
bhorrrr2010-12-12 05:21:14 +0000 #3
I have an interest in this, but I need to think of what it is I'm trying to say. I'm slow and meticulous like that.
Loot2010-12-12 05:11:17 +0000 #4
I'll endorse whatever system you guys come up with that results in Koscheck losing every fight regardless of what happens in the cage.
Tallica19812010-12-12 06:20:24 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by bhorrrr

I have an interest in this, but I need to think of what it is I'm trying to say. I'm slow and meticulous like that.

yeah, I really have no reason to bring this topic up other than I just find the wide range of opinions interesting. No mma news has really got me hyped up right now. I mean i want to see Gabe Rudiger return as bad as the next guy, but other than that...
Gomi2010-12-12 05:54:02 +0000 #6
I generally score the round for the fighter who deals the most damage / threatens submissions.

The judges generally score the round for the fighter who has the advantageous position for a greater portion of the round.



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