Heading into Saturday’s UFC London headliner against Darren Till, Jorge Masvidal (32-13) appeared to have gotten over his recent losses to Demian Maia (split-decision) and Stephen Thompson (unanimous decision). Feelings of aggravation came back after watching his American Top Team teammate Robbie Lawler take a controversial loss at the hands of Ben Askren at UFC 235. “Because I like to fight,” Masvidal said. “I’m a sucker that loves to fight.”On paper, Masvidal-Till has a chance to be the most exciting fight so far in 2019. Masvidal and Till (17-1, one no-contest) like to sling the heavy leather with no regard for their opponent. The Floridian feels he has to finish Till and will leave every ounce of blood, sweat and tears to do so. “When I beat Darren Till, it’s got to be violent,” Masvidal said. “It’s got to be epic. I’m not winning any decision over here. I have to go for the kill or get killed. I know how overseas judges can be. I just have to give it everything I got and then some.” “Isn’t the thumbs the international sign of everything is OK?” Masvidal asked Sporting News of the end. “The thumb was up and Herb Dean should have let the fight keep going, and nothing happened to Herb Dean. He keeps his job while this hurts Robbie’s career and nothing happens to Herb. His life goes on and collects the same paycheck.”It’s not right and there should be some types of penalties and enforcement on bad judging and bad referees. The sport needs good judging and referees. Other sports have evolved. Why not MMA?”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThinking about what happened to Masvidal’s good friend brought flashbacks to the Maia clash at UFC 211. The loss bothers “Gamebred” more than what happened with Thompson. He was riding a three-fight winning streak. A win and Masvidal would have earned a crack at then-welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. The 34-year-old dominated the action on the feet while Maia controlled the ground, tallying four takedowns. The judges preferred what Maia did and Masvidal suffered his fourth split-decision loss in the UFC and the right to challenge for the title disappeared. Initially, Masvidal understood why he lost. Days after UFC 235, Masvidal went back and took a look at the UFC 211 bout.Now, Masvidal wants answers to what the judges are particularly looking for, so he can apply that strategy when he fights. “You never know what the judges are doing or thinking in their head,” Masvidal told SN. “It would be nice if the judges who are judging the fights on the card actually came up to us and tell us what they are looking for us to do. One could want to see aggression and one punching the other in the face. Another one could say I want a fighter to go backward; not get hit and not throwing too many punches. Another judge could come and say whatever he likes.”In Masvidal’s mind, the way judges are scoring is damaging fighters’ careers — including his own. Masvidal has the most losses via split-decision in UFC, and feels as though the Octagon’s officiating is a big part of that.”Judging is ending fighters careers,” Masvidal said. “It sucks that judging is still so far behind. We have people who have no idea what they are looking at. I don’t know what they are looking at. You watch fights and you see 30-27 scorecards across the board in which it is plain as day that there’s no way the score is right.”Judging and officiating have been an issue among people surrounded in the sport for a long time. Look at Masvidal-Maia, Askren-Lawler as examples, with Woodley-Kamaru Usman welterweight title fight at the UFC 235 as another piece of evidence; referee Marc Goddard was widley criticized on the broadcast for his constant standups of both guys.Could bringing in former fighters as referees offer a solution to a seemingly growing problem?”I think so,” Masvidal answered. “It just depends on the degree of judging and refereeing. A lot of state athletic commissions don’t seem to think that would be the best way to do it, but it would be good to start focusing on that. Running a commission is a lazy-ass job. I’ve had over 50 professional fights and fought in almost every state, so I know what goes on there. These people don’t know anything about anything. They go out there and do whatever they want. The job should be to keep the fighters safe. We can throw the thumbs up sign in the air and referees are still stopping fights.”The judges and referees are ruining fighters’ careers. There’s no union or association to help us out. There’s nothing and probably never will be. It’s just f—ed up. I don’t know how it is in football or basketball with protocols into referees and if they get looked at it in terms of how they call games because I don’t watch. This sport is on ESPN and there aren’t any protocols to put these guys in check so they don’t make these mistakes. We are on ESPN and there are other countries where we are the most watched thing and you mean to tell me we have no God damn protocols in place for these people to keep us safe.”Hopefully they bring some good judges over to England, as I’ve seen a lot of bad judging over here. Probably the worst I’ve seen.”That said, the next question for Masvidal would be: Why cross the Atlantic and take the fight against the hard-hitting Englishman when you already have a ton of doubt in your mind that you may not get a fair shake if the fight goes the distance?