It's time to make the move, 3 to 5
If last night didn't serve to prove that at least number one contender fights need to be 5 rounds, if not all main events, I dont know what does.
It's a fact, fights that have some kind of implacation, beit title or number one contendership, are just more exciting.
Take the Strikeforce HW tournament for example. Not too long ago, someone here did a very cool thread showing the "UFC Heavy Weight Grand Prix"... which was just a collection of fights over the last couple of years, that when placed right... did in fact look like a tournament, it was a cool thread, if someone can find a link. I'm not too good at the search stuff. The only difference between what the UFC did, and what Strikeforce is doing... is it's already laid out... they aren't playing it safe. And I wish the UFC wouldn't either. I mean it's not like Strikeforece is doing it all in one night, old Pride style... it's just a bunch of fights preset, determined by outcome.
My point is, fights where something is on the line are just more exciting. Whether it's the belt or the chance to fight for the belt. Dana like's to say things like "he's in the mix" or "if he goes out there, and destroys this guy... you know... it'll be hard to argue".. THEN DON'T FRIKIN' agrue, stand up and say this fight is in fact a number on contender fight. Like they did last night, make it five rounds.
I went into last night cheering for BJ, my opinion is a little torn. I can see where it was scored the way it was... but at the same time I think Majority Decisions are bullshit. I personally believe if two judges score a draw and one scores a victor.. it should go to the one fighter who one the fight. Either way, had the fight gone another two rounds, I'm pretty sure Jon was going to come out on top with zero controversy. Whether that makes people happy or not, at least we wouldn't have question marks flying all over the place.
FIVE ROUND MAIN EVENTS NOW!!!