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Dana White would 'definitely' explore an overtime round
"I hate draws. I think it's such a waste of everybody's time and energy. (An overtime round is) something that I would definitely explore." - Dana White
Oh, those pesky decisions. After two high profile fights this year, Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard and B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch, ended in controversial, and highly unsatisfying, draws, fans have been left wanting. After all, there has to be a better way to decide a clear winner in bouts that have a championship on the line or are booked to determine the number one contender. So, in typical UFC fashion, the man himself, Dana White, fielded a question about this very matter on the web series "The Aftermath" and made the comment above: that he's not at all opposed to an overtime round if that's what is necessarily to do away with draws once and for all. But is there any way this actually has a chance at being implemented? Would commissions honestly allow a five-round war to go to a sixth sudden death style round, just for the sake of clarity? It's not like promotions don't have the option of setting up a rematch, this being exactly what they did in the case of both Edgar vs. Maynard and Penn vs. Fitch.
I think four or six rounds could be too many, you don't want fighters holding out incase it goes to a draw.
The obvious solution? Draws go to a sudden round of "X-ARM."
i think you're right. x-arm would put an end to these pesky draws.. srsly though im not sure an extra round would be fair, it would just show who had the most cardio left at the end of the fight.
personally, i vote for a delayed decision in case of a draw. id like to see professionals tearing apart the entire right round by round, scoring absolutely everything done in the fight. perhaps they could overturn a round to cause a winner, or in cases when the rounds still result in a draw, the fight will be scored as an overall performance without rounds.
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