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In a recent Q&A, Conor McGregor offered up his version of a solution to current judging problems - do away with them all together. Time limits too.

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Post #1   11/1/13 7:39:05PM   

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GSP said the same thing a while back, and even though it could never work, I'd love it.

Post #2   11/1/13 7:43:15PM   

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Post #3   11/1/13 8:31:04PM   

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I don't even know how you'd get rid of judges.

As far as time limits I only have one thing to say. Cautious players prepare for and gameplan around fights going as long as they possibly can go (15/25 minutes). If a fight could go on indefinitely, we could have some intolerably bad matches. Think Shamrock/Severn all over again.

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Seems every day McGregor has something to say out of his mouth. How many more months till he is ready to fight ??

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Posted by OnyxShadow

I don't even know how you'd get rid of judges.

As far as time limits I only have one thing to say. Cautious players prepare for and gameplan around fights going as long as they possibly can go (15/25 minutes). If a fight could go on indefinitely, we could have some intolerably bad matches. Think Shamrock/Severn all over again.

Shamrock Severn made me quit watching the UFC for about 3 years and I've never made it through Gracie Yoshida 2 without nodding off. I have no problem with time limits.

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Agreed Mr. McGregor. Or atleast make all decisions a tie..no matter what

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Anyone who wants to get rid of time-limts and judges couldn't have watched the old UFC's with no judges and a 25 minute time-limit.

Some of those fights were horrific to watch, and even more aggravating when they ended in draws.

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yeah because that makes so much sense. I'm sure FOX would love to have their TV schedule held in limbo for an entire day. I'm sure the fans would love to get charged more for PPV because it goes on longer than 3h...or better yet, cut off part way through the event due to time constraints.

although I do agree that judges need to be held accountable (which will never happen as long as Keizer is in charge), this no time limit thing is just dumb.

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Posted by FlashyG

Anyone who wants to get rid of time-limts and judges couldn't have watched the old UFC's with no judges and a 25 minute time-limit.

Some of those fights were horrific to watch, and even more aggravating when they ended in draws.


nor have they watched Royce vs Saku I...not that I have but six 15 min rounds must have been quite the task

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McGregor tries to come across as a thinking man but he's a poor man's Chael Sonnen and never says anything even half intelligent. Go call out another weight class while injured and then hope to fight in another one all together without having to back off your trash talking.

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Do away with conor mcgregor

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I would do away with judges, not time limits.

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Most any commission doesn't even want 3x5 same-night four-man tourneys anymore, doing things like limiting the first fight to 1x5 and the finals at 3x5. Due to health reasons (the AC's limiting their liabilities), gone are the days of fights that go until one fighter can't.

As soon as a fighter's defensive posture in a fight degrades to the level of Leonard Garcia's defensive stance to `begin` a fight, it is no longer safe for that fighter to continue!

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Posted by Bubbles


Posted by FlashyG

Anyone who wants to get rid of time-limts and judges couldn't have watched the old UFC's with no judges and a 25 minute time-limit.

Some of those fights were horrific to watch, and even more aggravating when they ended in draws.


nor have they watched Royce vs Saku I...not that I have but six 15 min rounds must have been quite the task


I actually thought that was a fun fight. But for sure there were long periods of inactivity.

They could always keep the time limits and do away with judges though, making all fights draws that don't end.

I've participated in submission only competitions that work like that. Granted its not on the same scale, but it gives guys way more incentive to finish and also lets them flow more because they don't have to worry about points.

In a match with points (or judges) guys tend to coast once they've got the lead.

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