UFC Commentator, Joe Rogan shares the same feelings with many angry MMA fans following the controversial decision win of Leonard Garcia over Nam Pham at The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Bonnar vs. Pokrajac. A fight in which most saw every round won for Nam, including in fight metrics. During the broadcast Rogan explained this:
“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.”
After seeing the types of decisions we have seen throughout MMA history, we concur with Rogan. If you are so inclined, Rogan had also suggested that you write the commission, and or consider becoming a judge in your area. What say ye, MMA Fans?