It's hard to see a guys skill set in a one round fight. Some of these guys finished their fights extremely fast, but that doesn't necessarily translate to them being favorites to win. Many below average fighters have gotten 30 second knock outs or under, and we also have to take into consideration that the stoppages were somewhat questionable in these cases. Guys who won dominant decisions on the other hand are actually quite impressive themselves because they did show that they have control and who's to say that they wouldn't have finished it in the second or third round, but on the other hand, who's to say they would have controlled their opponent in the second or third round?
I think one round fights were kind of a bad idea. Under such pressure, the fighters were forced to fight a certain way that may not compliment their style, and couldn't afford to even drop one round which adds even more pre fight pressure. It may add to excitement, but it doesn't show a fighters true potential. A fighter would either be overly aggressive because they wanted the finish, or they would rely on getting a take down and milking it for all it's worth. If every fight was 1 round, Frankie Edgar would have lost back to back fights to Gray Maynard, and Anderson Silva would have lost to Lutter and Henderson. Of course they would have fought differently if they had known it would be 1 round before hand, but still.. I hope they get rid of that rule on the next season of the ultimate fighter.
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia
Last edited by Stapler; 03-11-2012 at 05:44 PM.