Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua of Brazil punches Corey Anderson in their light heavyweight bout at UFC 198 at Arena da Baixada on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. Photo: Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Drake Riggs
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The Takedown by Drake Riggs

UFC judging bias in Brazil? Stop the conspiracy theories – it’s all just a myth

  • As the UFC returns to Brazil for Fight Night 163, the idea of hometown bias on judges’ scorecards will surely resurface
  • But there’s enough evidence – and too few motives – to show the concept is complete nonsense

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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua of Brazil punches Corey Anderson in their light heavyweight bout at UFC 198 at Arena da Baixada on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. Photo: Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP

UFC: Jorge Masvidal says he could ‘sleep’ Canelo Alvarez – ‘I’m 10 times the athlete’

  • ‘Maybe I don’t hit harder, but I’m definitely bigger,’ Masvidal says
  • ‘There’s elements where I could make it awkward for him, just like Conor McGregor did to Floyd Mayweather’
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP
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