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Old 02-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not too keen on this. Perhaps for #1 contender it makes sense. To fight the champ you have to fight like the champ. But for a normal fight that happens to be a main event, I don't think so, may take the edge off of a Championship fight.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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main event fights not the whole main card so the torres fight would still be 3.
Per the NSAC the criteria is not just where a fight is on a card that makes it eligible, they laid out several different qualifications and a fight only has to meet one of them.

It basically has to be a big fight for the weight class, a main event or a title contenders fight. Im not saying they will go wild with this but quite a few fights could qualify to be five rounds.
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^^^I did not know that. Is it actually printed in the Unified Rules or was it said elsewhere?
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^^^I did not know that. Is it actually printed in the Unified Rules or was it said elsewhere?
I saw it in a press release but it would have to be in there someplace, the NSAC is the only commission Ive seen announce it.

It came out the same time they reviewed a lot of the ref and judging guidelines but Im just not sure on the date.


P.S. I know the actual announcement was posted here someplace as well.
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Finally. Dana has shot down this request in the past. One of the things I like about Dana...he is not afraid to change his mind and openly admit it.

This is great news for any MMA fan. Although I doubt the fighters are crazy about it lol.
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I saw it in a press release but it would have to be in there someplace, the NSAC is the only commission Ive seen announce it.

It came out the same time they reviewed a lot of the ref and judging guidelines but Im just not sure on the date.


P.S. I know the actual announcement was posted here someplace as well.
I don't really understand the reasoning here. It seems like limiting the length of fights is a safety issue, and what's the difference between a title fight and a non-title fight in terms of safety? If it's too risky to let non-title fights go to 25 minutes, why let title fights go 25 minutes? It's a strange thing.
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Dude i will have new found respect for Dana and EVERYONE that works for the UFC if they can pull this off!

SOOOO MANY fights should be 5 rounds instead of 3 and Jon Fitch vs Bj Penn is easily one of those fights!

And everything in me wishes Machida vs Rampage would of been a 5 round fight, because if Machida had the title and fought Rampage that night, it would be been obvious down to Machida least favorite fan who won that fight.

When i rewatch Rampage vs Machida, even my friends that dont like Machida say he won that fight.

But Machida had fights handed to him in his past and to me he did win that fight so whatever BUT

ETHER WAY getting back on point, this just needs to Happen, there have to WAY to many Mega fights that were 3 round failures.
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Not too keen on this. Perhaps for #1 contender it makes sense. To fight the champ you have to fight like the champ. But for a normal fight that happens to be a main event, I don't think so, may take the edge off of a Championship fight.
I know what your saying it would take something away from having the championship rounds with the title on the line, so I am also on the fence on this one.

But at the same time it could add something to certain fights, because I know I have seen fights before that have been non title that I would of liked to see go the extra rounds, but having said that its not always the main event that turns out that way.
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Good stuff, I've wanted this. If the fight is big enough to be main event, it normally has title shot implications and this will make that jump to a title shot just a little bit more demanding.
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Dude i will have new found respect for Dana and EVERYONE that works for the UFC if they can pull this off!

SOOOO MANY fights should be 5 rounds instead of 3 and Jon Fitch vs Bj Penn is easily one of those fights!

And everything in me wishes Machida vs Rampage would of been a 5 round fight, because if Machida had the title and fought Rampage that night, it would be been obvious down to Machida least favorite fan who won that fight.

When i rewatch Rampage vs Machida, even my friends that dont like Machida say he won that fight.

But Machida had fights handed to him in his past and to me he did win that fight so whatever BUT

ETHER WAY getting back on point, this just needs to Happen, there have to WAY to many Mega fights that were 3 round failures.
Im still confused at what there is to pull off?
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