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Old 03-31-2011, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana White would 'definitely' explore an overtime round

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"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
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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.
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I like the idea!
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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."
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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."
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No..but really, there aren't many draws anyway, so i don't think it would be such a big problem.

Fighters don't hold out usually, it's just that the judges have screwed too many fights in the recent past so it's a bit strange.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like the idea too! That would especially good in three round fights when it's obvious both fighters are not hurt and both have the energy to go another round.

If the commision doesn't allow it though I suggest they still find a way to eliminate draws. Perhaps the fighters "overtime round" could be

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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."

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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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Old 03-31-2011, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like draws feel there as important as winning or losing the fight.

Easy way of stopping draws is finsihing your oppenent in the 15 minutes or 25 minutes you have got.
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Technically it can go on forever like Royce vs Shamrock.

But I wouldn't mind it although some of the fighters would probably be pretty exhausted by then. BJ would have lost the overtime round for sure.
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So basically it will be like a variation of TUF except it won't be an even number or rounds but odd number to decide.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think the Commission would go for a 6th round but a championship fight that ends a draw after 5 is worthy of a rematch.

I would love to have a winner takes all round for 3 round fights.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd rather have more draws than those crappy robbery decisions which happen way more often than draws.

If it's really a close fight it's a close fight and you could consider it a draw. Those fighters that want a win on their record should go for the finish, then there is no doubt.
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