Originally Posted by Spitfire
I'd have given my middle nut to see an extra ten seconds of the first round of the Doerkson/Herman fight. But those are the rules and the fighters are well aware of it.
You're like the the male version of that chic with three boobs from "Total Recall".
They need to just get their work done in the time frame provided, it's more motivating to finish a fight. Besides, things like rear naked defenses can go on forever! I wouldn't necessarily call it "saved by the bell" as much as "tough luck for that dude who couldn't finish". But luck can be countered by skill and if there's an urge to finish fights faster, it's with the 5 min rnds.