Posted by DCRage
Dana made one good point about it on the post-event presser-if non-title fights are 5 rounds, then what should title fights be? 7 rounds? It kinda makes title fights not so special/important. At first I thought it was a good idea. Now, not so much.
I think some non-championship fights are more important for history and more interesting than some championship bouts.
I think that is a stupid point made by Dana, there is no reason a championship fight would have to be more rounds that a superfight and I do not think 5 round non championship fights would come around that often. I also think only reasn they are warranted now is because the UFC brought Pride and the UFC together and is making these fights possible now and these types of instances will not happen as much now that the UFC is so dominant.
Another great example of when they should be is when champions fight at catch weights like if GSP vs Anderson was made. That is something that might persist for the history of MMA and I think 3 rounds in stead of 5 would not do those fights justice.
I am fine if it does not happen but I really think it should in special circumstances.