I'm not sure where I'm going with this or why I'm even posting it.
I just had a weird thought about visualizing how a round is scored that incorporates how effective a certain action was, what time in the round it took place, and how much it put that fighter ahead or evened things out.
I've heard a few people suggest that the judges should have a gameshow buzzer so that they can simply hit it to note a certain action or sequence of events that swayed him toward one fighter or another.
Each red dot would indicate a significant or effective moment for one fighter, and the distance it travels in his favor would represent how much it impacted the round score. It's tough to debate a round, because you often end up debating a particular group of actions without having a frame of reference, i.e. "his striking and takedowns were more effective".
This would also be a way to visually signify "how much" something counted, like a flurry of strikes, submission attempt, takedowns, etc., while also defining your personal "window" for 10-10, 10-9, and 10-8. So, if this were an example of modern day judging, 10-10 would be a tiny sliver, 10-9 would take up most of the page, and 10-8 would be a tiny fringe on the far sides.
My mind works in strange ways and I thought, for those of us who really dive deep into breaking down how a round should be scored, say, for a controversial fight, that this might be an interesting way to state your case. All you'd have to do is fill in your only descending line on a blank graph.
Thoughts? Is this just creepy?