The above picture shows you how close we came to having judges with monitors during the TUF Finale. Unfortunately, NSAC head Keith ‘Jumbotrons are enough’ Kizer made sure they stayed off during the entire event:
Due to a string of confusing and controversial scores in recent events, MMA judging has come under fire, and some – including UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan – think the solution rests in the use of monitors.
But following Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the monitors mistakenly were installed and were turned off before the show started.
“I unplugged them all,” said Kizer, who spoke to MMAjunkie.com after Saturday’s show at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “The UFC had no idea why they were there either. I talked to the producer for the [Spike TV broadcast]. He said the [production] company put them there as a favor I guess.”
A favor? How about a not very subtle SUGGESTION.