Posted by postman
Real high level fighters need 5 rounds to figure out the winner 3 just isn't enough
Posted by jjeans
I think main events only. No matter who, every event. Fight Night Cards etc, no point having fighters in main events like Diego Sanchez with a face as bad as it was, and thinking he could run for a title. Same thing for Phil Davis, it gives any person who's competing at deep ends of the division a chance to get used to and be forced to prepare for a 5 round fight.
I am all for this!
Lets look back at the last UFC events
Davis Lil Nog 2 prospects, which went to a decision
Shogun Jones no difference
Sanchez Kampmann, maybe a confirmed Corner Stoppage finish
Penn Fitch. Fitch would have won enough rounds to over a gassed BJ.
Silva Belfort no difference
Dunham Melvin. No difference
125 + 124 No difference
TUF Finale, we will never know
123, this is what started the whole idea
122. Would have changed the fight completely
121. no difference
120. Would have changed the fight
119. No difference
It either changes the fight, the result, or doesn't change anything
Posted by dreius
I have no idea how this will be handled, but in my opinion I would love to see 10 round title fights and 7 or 8 round for everything else. I also would like to see the rounds changed to three minutes.
More rounds might smooth out some of the difficulty with judging.
The smaller amount of time will give the fighters more opportunity to catch their breath and not get gassed.
There is also the possibility that a fighter will be able to change their game plans throughout and possibly win a fight that they would have lost with less rounds.
I think of Phil Davis when I look at this. If he wouldn't have switched to a single leg in rounds two and three he probably would have lost his fight. This gives rise to having the corners help remind the fighters of changes they need to make.
Is three minutes enough time for grappling. This is my own biggest critique, because sometimes it can take a minute or two in order to establish a position, which will leave little or no time for a submission or significant ground and pound.
I'm just musing, so feel free to hate my ideas. I'm just curious what others think.