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Old 08-23-2009, 06:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i thinck that this new rule is grate because is better to understand who is the better fighter in 5 rounds than in 3 rounds look the Ortiz vs Griffin fight or the Ortiz vs Evans fight or the Bisping vs Hammil fight or the Franklin vs Henderson fight all this fight was close...
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd rather them fix up their scoring system before they start adding more rounds.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have two questions then.

1) would you rather title fights be 3 rounds then as well for the reason you listed? Why should a fight be leaning towards the fighter with great conditioning simply because it is a title fight?

2) Wouldn't you say that conditioning and strength are kind of two ends of the spectrum? The guy that is more explosive usually sacrifices conditioning and lasting power for the ability to finish the fight in the first round. To me, each fighter gears himself to how he wants to fight.
1)No. Because a fighter who wants to win the title has to have both conditioning and skill.

2)Yes, they are. But you can't always have both, and as I said, if a fighter knows he has to fight for five rounds he will deliberately set a slow pace. This will lead to more boring decisions. I want fights to have less rounds and to be more explosive.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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2)Yes, they are. But you can't always have both, and as I said, if a fighter knows he has to fight for five rounds he will deliberately set a slow pace. This will lead to more boring decisions. I want fights to have less rounds and to be more explosive.
Except no fighter thinks that way. When was the last time you saw a fighter take a slow pace because he wanted to go all 5 rounds? Fights simply don't approach a fight in that fashion, and if this applies for "Special fights", it's not going to be nobodies in these fights. They would be like Franklin vs Wandy. True competitors where the scenario you fear would never even come into question.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Except no fighter thinks that way. When was the last time you saw a fighter take a slow pace because he wanted to go all 5 rounds? Fights simply don't approach a fight in that fashion, and if this applies for "Special fights", it's not going to be nobodies in these fights. They would be like Franklin vs Wandy. True competitors where the scenario you fear would never even come into question.
Let's just hope that it will be limited to special fights.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i think they should have it as if the fight is really close at the end of 3 rounds then they add the extra two to get a decisive winner
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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This would be awesome, there are alot of 3 rounders which need 5 rounds to really decide a winner
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I like this. To me it does several good things.

1. It would force the UFC to declare number one contenders fights. They usually just throw them out there unofficially, but you can put just as much excitement around a number 1 contender as a title fight.

2. Unlike some, I think it would favor finishers over points fighters. Someone that lays and prays or dances around with little to no attempt to finish would have 10 more minutes to get dropped by someone who wants to end the fight. Prime example, Bisping VS. Leben... yes I know of Chris's bullshit, but think about it. Bisping flat out admitted he was out to outpoint Leben, who was clearly trying to end that fight... and I think could have.

3. I think every pay per view should have a five rounder on it. Which is why I've always pushed for a title fight on every pay per view, but this would serve just as well.


As far as the last paragraph, I hope they envoke this replay rule. A great example of that is Sodallah/Hendricks. They should have removed Mirgliblahblah and started that fight over from the time it stopped.
Good stuff, I hope it all goes through
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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i'd love to see the non-title main events and superfights move to this format.
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