Dana White’s State of the UFC Video: Judging, Wanderlei, JDS vs. Cain, and More…

June 24, 2012
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UFC President Dana White

Despite being tired and in a bad mood, UFC president Dana White, on his way to catching a flight form Brazil back to Las Vegas, stopped for a minute to give Fuel TV a “State of the UFC” address following UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II on Saturday night.

White touched on everything from what he sees as the future fix for judging and refereeing to what he thinks about Wanderlei Silva’s fighting future to Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez, and much more.

Check out Fuel TV’s UFC 147 post-fight interview with Dana White…

  • I’m not confident that more fighters judging will fix things for a couple reasons. One is that fighters are biased towards their own style. A fighter that likes to fight on the ground might think takedowns are more important than a brawler who doesnt consider them at all for example. And then there are fighters that are loyal to camps and training partners and you would constantly have to make sure they dont judge people they have affiliations to or else you couldn’t be completely sure that they are impartial.

    • MikeMc1983

      I think your right, however it could work both ways. A brawler might count extra importance to a take down because he may remember how detrimental it was for him to be taken down, and vice versa.
      At the end of the day you’d be left with an individual that is judging based on his notion of what’s most important. Thing is that’s what we have now. Except they have much less education on what actually is important. At least a fighter might be able to tell the difference between a takedown, and a guy pulling guard.
      I’m not sure that fighters would be better. At the end of the day we are left with people, and their views.

  • maddawgmar

    Holy crap, Dana cussed only once… Great job. I think the big mistake was putting a TUF finale fight on a pay per view card. Pay per view should be reserved for successful and game fighters. Not unproven fighters. As for the judging, the commissions need to stop putting boxing judges for MMA bouts the scoring is way different. Educate the judges and it will get better.