For those of you who aren’t familiar with Cecil Peoples, he was one of the three judges that scored UFC 104. He was also the same guy who judged the Bisping vs. Hamil match in favor of Bisping. He’s actually a well-respected martial-artist who received his black-belt in Karate under Master Ryusaki in North Hollywood. In fact, no one has really questioned Cecil People’s ‘martial-arts cred’ but it seems that everyone has something to say about the dude’s judging. The MMA world has said Cecil Peoples is running the sport, he’s a terrible judge and even so far to call Cecil the worst judge ever.
After Cecil ruled in favor of Machida at UFC 104 and suddenly proclaimed ‘leg kicks don’t win fights’, he then told everyone that they can ‘go to hell’ if they don’t agree with him. Cecil Peoples wants you to go to hell. Not the fun hell with the unlimited supply of Twizzlers, juice boxes and shiatsu massages. Cecil Peoples wants you to go to the hell that has Mariusz Pudzianowski guarding its gates. The hell where you find out you will never seen another episode of America’s Next Top Model or eat another Sonic Chili Cheese Dog ever again. That’s the type of hell Cecil Peoples wants to send you to if you didn’t agree with his judging of Lyoto Machida vs. Shogun Rua, and it’s the worst type of hell.
Last weekend at Long Beach Fights (an event I was supposed to go to, damn), Cecil Peoples officiated a few fights and even decided to stage-dive on a downed fighter and then keep him secured in a strange scissor-lock, Sonya Blade style. Props to Layzie The Savage for taking the video and for those of you who keep propagating an ignorant rumor, Layzie did not sue Mayhem Miller. But don’t worry, your dead horse will be still be dead, available to kick whenever you feel like it.