Stephan: And what about your work with the UFC, we don’t see you anymore. Whats happening there?
Eddie: I still work for the UFC. You know what, they cut the scorecard, the judges were getting a lot of heat for terrible decisions-
Eddie: -and it doesn’t help when they make a terrible decision and I give a good decision, and my decision seems to be an official decision. It makes them look bad. They didn’t like that.
Well what a surprise! The UFC got rid of Eddie’s scoring because it was making Athletic Commission judges look like retards. I can understand to a degree … you don’t want to piss off the commissions.
But on the other hand, having Bravo around as the UFC’s ‘judge’ deflected a lot of anger from the UFC to where it belongs. Considering the disillusionment bad judging creates, you’d think the UFC would rather ruffle a few feathers in the AC than have fans think they’re in on these scorecard screwjobs.
The rest of the interview with Eddie is pretty interesting … I have to admit that I’m a total newb to the rubber guard but I love it, and am anxiously awaiting a copy of his Mastering the Rubber Guard book under my Kwansaa tree this year. If it wasn’t for his terrible … terrible … utterly terrible music, I’d consider myself a fan of the guy.