"The Monologue", my opening segment for The TSN MMA Show podcast answers the question: "Was Holly Holm Robbed?"
Dissecting the arguments being made, analyzing the scoring criteria, the aftermath and thoughts on Daniel Cormier's video.
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People ask me why I care - "you're Canadian!"
I travel to the U.S. often and I love every single place that I have travelled to.
Every city is so rich with culture and beautiful. I see vivrant people enjoying life. The idea that can be disrupted so seamlessly pains me.
I said I couldn't watch this, but I did and we all should. We can't become desensitized or nothing changes.
Play this video at the start of every meeting of representatives. Make them watch it until something changes.
Amerie Jo Garza's father, a med aide, says he found out she was one of the victims when he arrived on the scene and was helping another little girl covered in blood. She told him her best friend had been shot. When he asked her name, she said his daughter's. There aren't words.
Among those who helped compose the scoring criteria: Randy Couture, Matt Hughes and Jeremy Horn.
Two former UFC champions and one UFC title challenger with 204 combined pro fights.
They may have felt a calf kick or two in their time.
Best segment on this subject that I have heard was
Like I mentioned in this video, it's important to acknowledge that fights are viewed through a different lens by judges, commentators, fans, etc.
At this time yesterday, this 10 year old child had a limitless future.
Lobbying reform, stronger gun control and politicians having any sort of moral compass, even minimal empathy and Rogelio would be on his way to school right now.
2) there is a chasm of misunderstanding between how the judges are taught (whether you agree with it or not) to interpret the criteria, (what takes precedence, and in what order and to what degree) and the general publics understanding of the rules.