UFC Hall of Famer and Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin did a recent interview, and as always he has his own unique view on things. Ever since UFC President Dana White went on his tirade about judging after UFC 167, everyone has been saying that something needs to be done about the judging or the scoring system. While Griffin feels that some things need to be figured out with the current system, he also feels that right now we have to make do with what we got.
Griffin said of the current judging system:
“Did Johny Hendricks get screwed? Maybe a little bit, but it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever seen in MMA. It’s not a fixable problem, is what I’m saying. You’re doing the best you can. It’s just, there’s so many flaws in the judging system. You can change the system, you can change the scoring system, you can make it like Pride where it’s the totality of the fight, whatever the hell that means but it’s always going to be difficult.
“I’m not saying it works. I’m not saying it doesn’t work. I’m just saying, I haven’t seen, laid out, detail for detail, the better system. I’m still looking for it. Pride wasn’t the better system. I haven’t seen a better system in Europe, I haven’t seen a better system in South Africa. You show me a better system and I’m willing to get onboard. But I just need to see that system before I abandon this one.”
Listen to the full interview here.
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