UFC 131: Commission Approves Use of Video Monitors by Judges

Video monitors like the one above may give fans some faith in judges after all.

According to Sherdog.com, the Vancouver Athletic Commission has approved a motion by the UFC to allow the use of video monitors by judges cageside at UFC 131 in June at Rogers Arena:

Sherdog.com on Wednesday confirmed that the UFC's request for the cageside judging aide has been approved by the Vancouver Athletic Commission.

"Anything we can do to give the judges another tool is great," Marc Ratner, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, told Sherdog.com "We're very excited about it."

The UFC made a similar request to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 130 in May, but the motion has yet to be approved by the commission. In light of the low expectations of judges by fans and the outcry from everyone involved in the sport to raise the bar, this is a welcoming development and will hopefully continue.

But I can't help but wonder... will every judge make use of a monitor? We've already dealt with the consistent incompetence of judges for a number of years. What's to stop a judge from continuing the trend to the spectrum of idiocy? 

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