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Old 02-27-2011, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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!!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd agree that all PPV main event fights should be 5 rounders. If you're in the main event, you're usually a top contender, so it only makes sense.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd personally limit it to title fights and nr. 1 contender fights.

The 5 rounder is a privilege and I'd hate to see it tossed around.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd personally limit it to title fights and nr. 1 contender fights.

The 5 rounder is a privilege and I'd hate to see it tossed around.
This I'm very okay with. And that's what I meant by Dana needs to just say it. "The winner of this fight, gets a title fight!" In the man's defense he has been doing it a little more often lately. I'm just tired of the "in the mix crap".
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I'd personally limit it to title fights and nr. 1 contender fights.

The 5 rounder is a privilege and I'd hate to see it tossed around.
Ya, it's a privilege to get a longer fight(5 rounds instead of 3) so that as a fighter you have more time to win and less time to get screwed by the faulty judging system...are you kidding me?

Main event and co main event should always be 5 rounds. Swallow your pride and have your corner throw in the towel if you can't make 5 rounds for a decision, but you better be trying your heart out to finish during the rounds where you have energy.

Dana said Okami was getting a shot at the title, but now no one has a clue whose fighting Silva next, weird as hell...
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I dislike this idea a lot. So it should be up to Dana White and Joe Silva who gets to fight 5 rounds? Not for me. Championship fights should be extra special the way the system is now works perfectly for me. You can't change it due to one or two disappointing decisions.
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I dislike this idea a lot. So it should be up to Dana White and Joe Silva who gets to fight 5 rounds? Not for me. Championship fights should be extra special the way the system is now works perfectly for me. You can't change it due to one or two disappointing decisions.
I can see your point. There is a risk that championship fights would lose a little bit of their luster, but I really don't think so.

The fair compromise, would be just title fights, and number one contender fights. For example, there is no reason to have Diego Vs. Kampman be a 5 round fight... but I absolutely think BJ and Fitch should have been, Lyoto and Rampage should have been as well.
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the bo1 contender fights makes more sense than all main events. But the fact is we don't know which fights are no.1 contender fights all the time, a lot of the time it isn't that clear cut.
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I don't think it would be a good idea. We know even if a fight is declared a #1 contender fight, the winner is not 100% guaranteed the spot... just ask Okami?
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the bo1 contender fights makes more sense than all main events. But the fact is we don't know which fights are no.1 contender fights all the time, a lot of the time it isn't that clear cut.
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I don't think it would be a good idea. We know even if a fight is declared a #1 contender fight, the winner is not 100% guaranteed the spot... just ask Okami?
This is exactly my point. It SHOULD be that clear cut! Okami should be fighting Silva next. Let that fight happen and let GSP wait if needs be. The gray area needs to be done away with.
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