Mann Talk – Mezger and must decisions

*face palm
*face palm

Guy Mezger, if you are out there listen up! This past Saturday, while Fast Eddie and Matt DLR were out living it up with Luke Rockhold, I was sitting in my dank apartment watching Sengoku 11th battle. It wasn’t that bad; I drank about five Red Bulls and went to bed at 6:30 a.m. even though I had class less than three hours later.

However, let’s put my ability to live without sleep aside for a second. Something needs to be done about the Sengoku judging system, and someone needs to explain to Mezger what the judging system actually is.

Unlike the way Pride FC did and Dream does score fights, Sengoku DOES use the 10-point-must system. I was going to count the number of times Mezger said they did not, but that would mean I would actually have to listen to the commentary.

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Would you like to be an MMA judge or referee?

Have you ever considered becoming a mixed martial arts referee or judge? Now is your opportunity. At the Extreme Couture – Chicago gym on February 14th there will be a MMA Referee and Judge Informational and Hands-On Seminar presented by Combat Consulting LLC.

Some of the topics that will be covered for MMA judges include judges’ criteria, scoring a bout, and a review of MMA rules and regulations. Some of the topics covered for MMA referees will include fighter inspection, body positioning, and mechanics, and assessing amount of damage. You will not only learn what the jobs are, but most importantly, how to perform them properly with consistency.

The informational portion of this seminar will provide you with vital information in taking your first steps to becoming a qualified official. The hands on workshop offers the opportunity of physically judging and refereeing mock bouts with skilled athletes in a live sparring environment.

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