Part of Marc Ratner’s job at the UFC is to run the international shows like an average state commission would and he’s taken that mandate very seriously, stacking the shows with the same kind of incompetent boobs as any typical event you’d see in North America. This Japan event had a number of fucked decisions including Kyun ho Kang / Alex Caceres and Bryan Caraway / Takeya Mizugaki. But the worst call of all was giving Diego Sanchez the nod over Takanori Gomi, a complete boggler of a decision that had everyone watching going W.T.F.
The two judges responsible: Barry Foley and Chris Watts. The one sane judge: Ben Cartlidge, who was also the dissenting voice in the Caraway / Mizugaki fight as well. Fortunately for conflict of interest reasons and unfortunately for ever getting anything done about this, Dana White can’t directly deal with this problem on his own lest he get in heat for firing judges who are picking the ‘wrong’ fighter. But you gotta figure Ratner knows the buck stops with him on these judging issues. He’s also in a strange position though – he’s supposed to run this like a typical athletic commission would, and that means pulling from a pool of typical athletic commission judges. And they suck. They suck dirty greasy slimy pig dicks.