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10-10 Rounds: The real issue in Shogun vs Machida

I have recently started watching more and more K1 thanks to HDNet.  The one thing I love about K1 is the judges aren't afraid to call a spade a spade.  When there is little or insignificant action, or the fighters are simply well matched they don't hesitate to call the round a draw.  MMA judges should take a lesson from K1 and start calling the rounds for what they are.  Saying a round was "very close" but X fighter stole it with that 1 stiff leg kick is BS.  I think we are all sick of decisions like Rampage/Griffin and Machida/Shogun.  I scored both of those fights a draw.  In that situation, at least the UFC has beef to make an immediate rematch.

Maybe the bigger question is why do the judges hardly ever use the 10-10 round?  Where does that pressure come from?  The UFC, the commission, or is it self inflicted?  In any event, the need to score a round for 1 fighter or the other needs to go by the wayside, in favor of calling it like it really is.

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