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@Jon_Anik I get it. I just feel, at the end of the day, the fighters deserve to know where they stand. There’s also the drawback of thinking you won a round, seeing the score flash, getting mad and losing your composure. But I want them to have has much info as possible. Least they can get
@Jon_Anik These judges are never held accountable. There will be a greater desire to improve judging if it happens in real time, imo. Ultimately the goal is better judging but this can be a bridge to that
@aaronbronsteter @Jon_AnikI didn’t start stumping for open scoring last night. We can slice this particular ex million ways. If Holly knew 2 judges scored the third against her maybe she tries to do something different. Who knows. Again, open scoring won’t make judging better. They just deserve to know.
Negotiations for Usman vs. Masvidal are done, per sources. All sides agreed to terms. Usman is en route to LV; Masvidal landed earlier. Once at the hotel, they’ll have to take a COVID test and then quarantine while awaiting results. If negative, they’ll fly to AD likely tomorrow.
A gunman opened fire in a Houston restaurant last night. 40-50 ppl were inside, per reports. 3 men immediately took the gunman down, subdued him and took his gun away. No one was injured. One of those heroes? KEVIN HOLLAND, I’m told. He did it again.
Happy birthday, Kobe Bean Bryant. Still doesn’t feel real ...