Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were crying foul over the decision handed down in the main event of UFC 167, which declared Georges St-Pierre the split decision winner over Johny Hendricks after five rounds of pay-per-view (PPV) action last Saturday night (Dec. 16, 2013) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it).
It was a fight most people scored in favor of "Bigg Rigg."
This is not an issue exclusive to cagefighting. Boxing has long suffered in the shadow of incompetent judging, never more realized than in Floyd Mayweather's clear-cut unanimous decision win over Canelo Alvarez, which ringside judge C.J. Ross scored a draw.
See how that mess unfolded here.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has heard your cries and will hold a workshop next month (Dec. 2, 2013) at 9 a.m. PT inside the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas, Nevada, "to solicit comments from interested persons on any matter related to contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat, or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the [NSAC]."
Be there and let your voice be heard.
While he originally wondered if MMA could continue to operate in "Sin City," UFC President Dana White has since calmed down and is already planning to negotiate a rematch to settle the controversy from UFC 167. Assuming St-Pierre isn't too busy changing diapers to attend.