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Proposed Scoring System to Solve All Problems

We all hate bad decisions. The only people who like bad decisions are the nefarious staff of BE who see a massive spike in site traffic every time a close fight goes to a decision. I'm Canadian so I think GSP won the fight. I don't care what you say, suck it. However, the need for scoring system reform is obvious.

The 10 point system is clearly broken. We know how many points a boxing knockdown is, but how much is a deep submission attempt in MMA worth? We need something new. What will be the replacement? The Pride system? A 5 point scoring system? A system based on coin flips? Carefully measuring and quantifying all the injuries on each fighter, and then generating a score? Battle Scrabble? Lawyers? Giving the fighters weapons and an extra three minutes to pick a winner? The list goes on, and all these solutions have one thing in common; they are all equally wrong.They are junk, and will not work.

"But Ubernoober," you all cry from the depths of despair, "the judges' decision did not conform with my evaluation... Surely you in your infinite wisdom, carved from stone body and George Clooneyesque good look have a solution to our dilemma." Luckily for you, I do. Prepare to be sprinkled with genius.

It's called the post-fight social media evaluation system. Judges will be replaced with a computer program which scans all social media opinion (such as Twitbook and Fatter) for talk about the winner of a fight and decides a winner based upon prevailing opinion. Normalizing factors such as the fighter's popularity, looks, heel characteristics and haircut will be taken into account. This is based off the assumption that three million judges are better than three. The winner will be announced after a week according to the flawless equation below:

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via quantummechanics.ucsd.edu

This way fans will never ever ever be disappointed in the outcome of a fight. They will always get exactly what they want, and that' the best possible thing for MMA. The last thing we need is anything to argue about. Fight outcomes should be devoid of all controversy, and scientific in nature.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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