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Joe Rogan wants serious changes to UFC scoring following controversial split decision

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Benjamin Gardner | 09 January, 2016, 03:42

Time to upgrade the scoring system used by the UFC?

Joe Rogan seems to think so.

The colour commentator shared his thoughts on the issue on Twitter following a contentious split decision in the main event of UFC 195. Despite landing more strikes on Robbie Lawler than his opponent even attempted, two of the three judges scored the epic welterweight title battle against the Carlos Condit.

Many felt that the challenger had done enough to win the bout on points under the current system, and Rogan explained that this is why the scoring system needs to be revamped.

Dana White weighed in on the controversial judges' decision at UFC 195 by saying he would have scored Carlos Condit as the victor over Robbie Lawler on Saturday.

It wasn't exactly a glaring robbery, but it was certainly close enough to warrant a second bout - one Lawler actually mentioned in his post-fight interview.

Lawler had to be wondering how Condit managed to withstand that storm. The champion responded in round 2, as he dropped the challenger with a right hand of his own.

Condit said after the fight that he felt the title fight was his "do-or-die" shot at a world title and that the fight could have marked his last octagon appearance.

As Lawler declared he would discuss a possible rematch with UFC president Dana White, Condit said he was contemplating walking away from the sport following the split decision defeat.

"We'll see how this thing plays out". The final round had the crowd on its feet and roaring with approval at each of the 265 combined strikes hurled by the two fighters in what may go down as the best fifth round in UFC history.

"Tonight was kind of a do-or-die moment for my career, I feel like, and I was all in".

"The UFC is going to tell me what to do", he said.

"If I didn't, like I didn't, I have to see if I can continue to do this".

Should the UFC look to book an immediate rematch?

In 2016 Poirier is looking to crack the Top 10 of the lightweight division, where he's made himself comfortable in a very short time. Number 2 ranked Tyron Woodley, and surging the 5th ranked Demian Maia, could both justifiably be given a shot at the Welterweight crown. Most fans were on board when the bout was announced, but there were some who questioned whether Condit should be tapped for a title fight over Johny Hendricks.

Condit rocked Lawler several times, particularly in the first half of the fight, and seemed to be the one doing more damage even though Lawler has the reputation as the heavier puncher. However, when that happens, there's no chance he will be broken in the fight because as his fifth-round effort against Condit proved, "Ruthless" is perhaps the most terrifying fighter on the planet when placed in a compromising situation.

"I'm just going out there to knock someone's head off and get a quick victory", he said.