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So we're assuming that Edgar is fighting with the current ruleset, no foot strikes to a downed opponent, and there is an unlimited time period.
The UFC would always have a time period with a ruleset.. or else the fight could go on for hours and the UFC normally has a time schedule to stick to.
So if we assume the UFC are saying they have a 30 minute one round rule, and if it hits the finish? How is it scored? A draw if it hits the end like Gracie/Shamrock? Or PRIDE, the judges score an overall winner?
A lot of considerations but if its a 30 minute, unified rules fight, scored as a whole fight, I think Maynard would have beaten Edgar in there first fight, and Bendo would have won theres. If we score the 25 minute fights on a whole, the only real significant things to score are Edgars face and Edgar getting dropped.
If time was unlimited yes Edgar would be the champion, if you're scoring a 1 round less than 30 minute fight, the judges would favor the guy who didn't get beaten to hell for 60 seconds.
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