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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by drey2k View Post
They do it in K1 I don't see why not MMA.
Indivdual fights and their results do not carry as much significance in K1 as they do in UFC/MMA, thats why they can put on tournaments where fighters have to win 3 times in a single night to take the championship.

Fights lose frequently through out their K1 career and just roll on to the next fight with no major fall out, where as a loss in UFC is a major occurance and 2 in a row people begin to talk about whether or not you should be cut.

I'm not saying the over time idea is a bad one, just that K1 and UFC are quite overtly different in respect of the value of your win/loss record so just because the ruling is applied to K1 does not automatically mean it would be a good idea for the UFC (although I would personally rather see and extra round than a draw)
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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 09:44 AM
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First off like somebody already said we could see fighters who both have had close rounds going into the 3rd round hesitant to commit simply because they dont want to be tired in the "OVERTIME" round.

Secondly Draws arent a big deal , they rarely happen so i dont think its a big deal, they need to concentrate more on the rules and scoring rather than the event of a draw.

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I agree with SM33 as well. Another problem with the 3 & 5 round system is when a fighter dominates 2 out of 3 rounds he has no reason to come out swinging! Just tuck and run and don't get caught...Maquel Falcao vs Gerald Harris comes to my mind...
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I don't know if I like the idea. I think the very real possibility exists that guys stop giving it all they've got just in case it goes to a draw and they need energy for the overtime round. I think draws are pretty epic: they're rare and while we don't get a clear winner it generally means we just watched a pretty good fight. I don't think draws happen enough to even both with thinking about additional rounds.
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I LUV YOU DANA FORGIVE ME FOR MY PRIOR INSULTS YOUR DA F&^%ING MAN, Iv always wanted this for that very reason its BS to have a hard fight concluded to a messily draw not a win not a loss , its like a waste of a hard training camp this will make those Fitch' style fighters think twice about stalling out a lousy win.
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No more points WINS its not amature hour , points shouldnt be a fighters motive to earn such a win. TKO , KO , SUB is what the game is about...
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Overtime rounds are silly. They just favor the man with the better cardio rather than skill. Fighters would be scared of pushing themselves in fear of going into the 4th round. They would just hold back in the third and make for a boring fight. Nobody wants that.
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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 06:11 PM
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I'm personally more interested in seeing a change up or at least clarification of the judging system.

More distinct point scoring, like how in boxing it is obvious a knock down = a 10/8 round for example.

Obviously its not as simply as that in mma because of the far wider skill set fighters have at their disposal but I would like to see what constitutes a 10/8 round defined better for example.

As for extra rounds leading to fighters not giving their all, to be fair I think they would be training to go the distance and this would include the potential over time round so by all rights it should be a massive problem and they should be looking to win within the normal timeframe anyway.

I actually think a single round after a fight had been declared a dare would probably lead to a lot more slug fests as both fighters know where they stand and that this round is truly winner takes all (plus both are likely to be gassing and sloppy)

Maybe they could have the final round lasting on 3mins like a boxing round, set it up for the fights to both just go all out for the win in the over time round....sudden death so to speak.
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