I've never competed in MMA before, although I did wrestle in high school and I have trained muoy thai and jkd, for whatever that's worth ...
But here's my question. Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a scoreboard display how each judge scored each round? I'm basing this off of both the grand larceny that was the bisping-hamill fight as well as the bullcrap in the barerra-sanders fight on TUF. Shouldn't hamill have known going into the last round that he would need a KO to win?
I know when I was a sophmore and had to wrestle anotehr kid on my team for a starting spot, I was losing to him on points with less than a minute left. I said screw it, went for a cowboy, got it and pinned him. I took more risks than I would've otherwise if I hadnt known that I needed that.
And just to cut off one potential criticism that would just be a crock - yeah, it could leave the judges open to influencing, either from the crowd booing or from seeing the other judges' scores. Well, you can solve the second problem by putting the scoreboard somewhere the judges cant see it - directly overhead, for example. As for the second - officials in the nfl, the nba, mlb and numerous other sports deal with upset fans every day. MMA judges can suck it up