UFC Pres Dana White Puts NSAC On Blast After Controversial Pacquiao vs. Bradley Decision

June 10, 2012
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Even the MMA world is up in arms about the decision handed down after Saturday night’s professional boxing bout between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley.

The world championship bout went all 12 rounds with nearly everyone, except the official Nevada Athletic Commission appointed judges that is, scoring the fight overwhelmingly in Pacquiao’s favor… as in most people thought Pacquiao had won eight to 10 rounds.

What does boxing have to do with MMA you say?

Simple, the Nevada Athletic Commission that had jurisdiction over the scoring is the same regulatory body that oversees mixed martial arts competition in the state of Nevada.

When was the last time that you watched an MMA event – any MMA event, not just those in Nevada – and wondered about the qualifications of the judges and/or the referees?

UFC president Dana White wonders about one or the other at every single event that his promotion operates, and he isn’t shy about saying so.

But he has a particular bone to pick with Nevada. The state is the home base for the UFC. The promotion regularly operates several events per year in the state, including The Ultimate Fighter reality series that runs for 13 weeks twice per year. So the UFC spends an inordinate amount of time under the watchful eyes of the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Floyd Mayweather Mug ShotWhite, however, has never shied away from criticizing his company’s home state commission. He was particularly critical when boxer Floyd Mayweather was allowed to proceed with a schedule fight in the state even after being convicted and sentenced to jail on a domestic abuse charge. Yet his fighter, Chael Sonnen, even after he had complied with all penalties imposed upon him for rules violations, was not allowed to coach opposite Michael Bisping on The Ultimate Fighter, let alone fight in Nevada.

White is also a longtime boxing fan, and voiced his opinion about Saturday night’s Pacquiao vs. Bradley decision, regardless of having to spend a lot of hours working with the commission in the MMA world.

“Nevada state athletic commission at its finest!!! You’ve (got) to be (expletive) kidding me!! that is disgusting Nevada state athletic commission!!” White blasted on Twitter.

But he wasn’t done yet.

“Worst athletic commission in the country!!!!!!!!!!!!”


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  • limjampley

    Wonder how much money he lost… i seem to remember him preaching about the nevada commission being the best in the world before. LOL i hope he lost alot.

    • LAW OF FIST

      Yo, the nevada commission is horrible.

  • http://MMAWeekly.com Ken Pishna

    Honestly, I don’t think he has said that about Nevada. He did say it last year when dealing with Pennsylvania’s commission when the whole Nate Marquardt TRT situation went down.

    http://www.mmaweekly.com/dana-white-pennsylvania-athletic-commission-is-the-best-in-the-business

  • johnnylopes

    lol Flloyd paid them judges

    • z999

      Umm, Floyd was the biggest loser in all of this. He megapayday and chance to shutup the critics about fighting Paq are over for now.

      • Triggerman99

        You’re actually implying that he was ever going agree to fight Pac? That’s rich!

  • smill0313

    White said the PA ath. com. was the best in the biz, and so far I have to agree with him. The nsac can’t even keep their rules/judgements the same from one week to the next leading to some atrocious decision making on their part. They do suck, horribly bad.

  • kylesmith

    The NSAC is the most corrupt governing body in all of sports, and it starts at the top. I hope you made a lot of money off that fight, Keith. You are 10 pounds of sh– in a 5-pound bag.

  • maddawgmar

    First off I’m a Vegas boy born and bred. So I’m a little impartial on the subject. But if you take the amount of events NSAC puts on, as opposed to any other commission, mistake will be made. That being said, you are talking about a mob run city and state. Corruption is gonna happen. But Pacquiao deserves it. Marquez was robbed twice by the judges against Pacquiao. Finally he got a taste of robbery, and I won four hundred bucks. Never thought I would see that money again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gruvalicious Josee Angel

      2 worngs do not make a right, especially in prfessional sports ran by supposed professional commissioners. NSAC sucks 1st the weed crap with Diaz now this????

    • mark-31

      The Marquez fights were close and could of gone either way. This was an all out demolition of Bradley. Even the most gracious of scorers gave Bradley only 3 rounds. They can’t be anymore blatantly corrupt than this.

      • Obarmarama

        I don’t know why people get upset or surprised when a decision goes to the fighter that was losing. As far as I’m concerned, I watch a fight to see a winner, i.e. somebody gets knocked the fudge out. Everybody knows that when it goes to decision it’s just a laugh, and that they put a monkey under the ring with a red box and a blue box, both full of bananas. Whichever box the monkey jumps into wins. They just don’t speak openly about it due to animal rights implications, and because Mike Tyson comes in afterwards to have his way with the monkey, as is tradition.

        • BizzleZX10R

          So,you tune in just to see a winner even tho they’re not the correct winner?

          It’s like watching a chess game and the player who scores check-mate is the loser.

          It’s such a waste of time to just watch a fight and the person who obviously wins,loses.

      • markrenton

        Yeah, it’s hard to really compare this to other controversial decisions. Pac dominated the majority of this fight and took AT LEAST 8-9 rounds. Bradley even went to Bob Arum and told him that he tried but just couldnt beat Pac, before the decision.

        By far the worst decision I have ever seen. Mistakes aside, either the judges all have brain tumors or this was intentional.

  • smill0313

    Pac should get a wrestling coach and make the jump to mma.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gruvalicious Josee Angel

    OK Dana time to stop throwing events in Vegas… or refuse to recognize the NSAC all together. If not I’m just fine with watching Bellator and Titan fights instead…. sick of the bullshit. UFC = fail lately.

    • maddawgmar

      There is just too much money involved in Vegas. The Fertitas own the Station Casinos. They will never stop putting shows on in Vegas.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Gruvalicious Josee Angel

        You are correct, so Bellator it is. the NFL is headed down the same path too.

        • MrAdidas

          You mean the No Fun League! True dat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691476680 jeffthornton

    Agree with Josee, I have been a fan of UFC for years, I do like Bellator a lot due to it it done by not who is favorite or the coolest but tournaqment style. I do regret though, lately the judges on this has been bad calls and the commentators have expressed suprise in some decisions. Proffesional sports is corrupt, Especially boxing, football, and MMA is following the footsteps. They should not allow gambling on these sports, then the corruption would be less.

    • macgrubber

      ya i stopped watching after hamill vs bisping.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gruvalicious Josee Angel

      Yes jeff, we have the option to NOT support these shows. Just because your favorite fighters are in the UFC does not mean when you watch you are supporting them. You are supporting the league, fighters come and go but the league is what the foundation is. Don’t support that and the fighters will change leagues… that simple.

  • forsbored21

    Who cares about boxing anymore anyway – especially when one of its so called top boxers – Pussy Mayweather won’t fight the big fight and gets Nevada to fix a fight he isn’t even in. Can’t stand Mayweather. I briefly worked with a mexican guy in Texas who was in the golden gloves tourney with Mayweather and EVERYONE said he won but Pussy Mayweather got that decision too. Screw boxing and the Nevada commission.

    • Booker T

      Yeah,I agree forsbored21. I used to be a hardcore boxing fan, now I watch mma mainly. I can’t stand pussy Mayweather either.

  • jasondecipher

    What Madddagmar said what Smill0313 said

  • stephentejada

    Hey Dana Isnt that the same losy body that gave the running boy Condit.The win over Nick Diaz????.It took you untill now to realize they SUCK And Give the wrong fighter the win. Same Damm Thing.thats why from now on i will just keep my money in my pocket.and say to hell with these FIXED Events

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gruvalicious Josee Angel

      He only recognizes it when he losses bets on fighters… booo to the UFC.

    • BizzleZX10R

      Herrrreeee we go with the Condit vs Diaz fight again.

      Diaz was standing there like a cave man,and landed a couple body shots.

      ******* drop it.

  • Racmic

    I have to disagree with a lot of people, The only judge that got it wrong was the third that scored it 115-113 to Pacman, I saw this post and thought that I would watch the fight and yeah Pacman was getting some stronger strikes but Bradley had a higher volume and that is what the judges saw. I scored it as follows:

    Manny 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 = 113
    bradley 10 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 10 10 10 = 115

    Good decision. sorry to dissapoint you guys.

    • macgrubber

      trololololol

    • dr

      Then, Racmic, you should look at the CompuBox punch stats.

      TotalPunches Power Punches
      Pacquiao 253/751 190/493
      (34%) (39%)
      Bradley 159/839 108/390
      (19%) (28%)

      If you break it down by round, Pacquiao LANDED more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds, and the same number in one of the rounds. Bradley landed more punches in just ONE round (and by just one punch).

      Pacquiao did even better in power punches, LANDING more of them in 11 of the 12 rounds and the same number as Bradley in the remaining round. In other words, Bradley didn’t win a single power punching round.

      Now, if you still think Bradley won the fight, then there is a job waiting for you at the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a boxing judge.

    • MrAdidas

      Some glad you are NOT a judge, though I’m sure Vegas will be calling you as soon as they stop laughing at your post/scoring “logic”/idiotcy. Numbers never lie, Pac Man landed more punches in 10 of 12 rounds, yet you socred it for Bradley?!? So there are 3 people who thought Bradley won the fight (you & the 2 moron judges), while EVERYONE else knows that Pacman won. Stick to anything but judging or watching combat sports, b/c you’ve clearly proven you have NO CLUE what to look for while “judging” a fight.

  • dr

    Then, Ramic, you should look at the CompuBox punch stats.

    TotalPunches Power Punches
    Pacquiao 253/751 190/493
    (34%) (39%)
    Bradley 159/839 108/390
    (19%) (28%)

    If you break it down by round, Pacquiao LANDED more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds, and the same number in one of the rounds. Bradley landed more punches in just ONE round (and by just one punch).

    Pacquiao did even better in power punches, LANDING more of them in 11 of the 12 rounds and the same number as Bradley in the remaining round. In other words, Bradley didn’t win a single power punching round.

    Now, if you still think Bradley won the fight, then there is a job waiting for you at the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a boxing judge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.owen.37 derekowen

    How can Mr.white compare Mr mayweathers situation with Mr.sonnen?.Mr sonnen violated a drug test within the guideline and was dealt with fairly.Mr mayweathers issue was in a civil matter outside of boxing.He cut a deal and paid a fine and is serving a prison sentence for his actions. Mr white knows the politics of Big money.Please,cmon with the nonsense Dana.

    • MikeMc1983

      You do not get a prison sentence for a “civil matter.” you should check out what that is. Pretty interesting.
      He cut a deal on a criminal matter. Most athletic commissions require hearing to approve anyone who have committed crimes. It’s part of their deal. They don’t just let anyone fight… Well that’s not true. They approved nick Diaz so I suppose anyone can get in.

      • http://www.facebook.com/derek.owen.37 derekowen

        Whatever…He cut a deal on a criminal matter. So what. You never heard of a plea bargain. It show how much power he has.If it wouldve been you…You would have got the 34 yrs..That judge wasnt gonna mess with that kind of money.Im sure she got her cut too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.owen.37 derekowen

    Nobody was crying when marquez got ripped..Why dont they just let compubox judge.Then it would never be any dispute at all.Until then accept the judges decision and be quit b##tchin.

  • Aaron Green