Judges in MMA sometimes make questionable decisions over bouts. So I was wondering, what exactly makes a person qualify to be a judge on professional MMA fights? What criteria is set for someone to be a judge in an MMA/UFC bout?

  • Judges and referees need a license depending on the event they're officiating. Officials have profound knowledge of the sport and all techniques, since that's a basic requirement in order to get certified. – dly Feb 14 at 10:59

I have this same question. It's amazing how it's so hard to find the answer to what exactly makes a person qualified to score/judge a combat bout.

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