Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by FoxSports.com's Mike Chiappetta.
After the controversial decision between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Breen and Chiappetta reflect on the contest, how exactly Davis got his hand raised, and Machida's unique history with curious decisions. The duo also debate the extent to which fighters like Machida could or should adapt their fight style to meet the expectations of judges, the pernicious issue of “damage” and how best to reward defense when judging an MMA fight.
Breen and Chiappetta also discuss whether monitors for judges are a good idea, if the martial art biases of judges are an issue for the sport, what sorts of fights create the iffiest decisions and much, much more.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
The above file can be saved in MP3 format here.