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Would you support making the last round untimed for the UFC to avoid draws or contreversial decisions?

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Do you want an extra untimed round in close fights?
Yes 19 20%
No 57 61%
Would rather make non- title fights 5 rounds 18 19%
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I was thinking about this because not only was there a draw last night, but there have been so many close fights in the last couple of years. A lot of these could have gone either way IMO. Griifin/Bonnar 1, Lil Nog/Shogun/ , Melendez/Kawajiri, Griffin/ Guida,Hendo/Bustamante 2 Sanchez/ Karo, Big Nog/Barnett 1&2 ,Leben/Cote, Tito/Belfort, just to name a few. On TUF they have a sudden victory round, of course there are only 2 rounds to begin with . So I was thinking make the last round go till there's finish or have all non-tile fights be more rounds. I know it would definitely favor those with good cardio, but shouldn't all fighter's do their best to be in shape anyway? The refs would really have to make sure to keep the action going, and maybe even penalize someone for stalling, like it was threatened in the Werdum/Arlovski fight. Since we don't know if Pride will be back, I will make this a UFC only discussion, but if Pride returned I would want it for both organizations. I think if the rules were changed to add knees on the ground, make the last round untimed, and the refs made the fighter's stay active more fight's would have a definitive ending. Whatcha Ya'll think?

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Post #1   7/8/07 9:03:59PM   

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I would love to see that happen, but with MMA falling under the Atheletic Associations, it isn't going to happen. There has to be time limits. Just like in the U.S. a fighter can't fight twice in one night. Maybe they should go with a "OT" round if there is a draw.

I'm wondering if the UFC would be allowed to use yellow cards to deduct coin from a fighter if he is stalling. Draws have to be very fustrating to the fighters, but then again, don't leave it up to the judges. I know that's easier said then done

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Post #2   7/8/07 9:14:48PM   

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I agree with that, but zep already mentioned one problem in the regulations and another would be the PPV time slot UFC buys. They buy enough time for if all their matches went the distance and use filler or undercard bouts when they don't, so if a close match started near the end of their allowed time and this rule was in place you wouldn't see the end of it.

Post #3   7/8/07 9:34:23PM   

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Extra round? Yes. Untimed? No. If we had another 15 minute jockeying match it could do more harm than good as it pertains to the PPV timeslot and what matches are shown.

Post #4   7/8/07 9:39:35PM   

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I would be in favor of a extra 5 minute round.

Post #5   7/8/07 9:41:18PM   

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I wouldn't support the last round being untimed. I would, however, support an extra, three-minute (four-minute if it's a title fight =P) round to avoid draws and contreversial decisions.

Post #6   7/8/07 10:25:36PM   

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Thats a good idea, but PPV's are already too long imo(i hate they replay the same 30 minute promos and advertisements between every fight). OR we can have each of them tie a hand of their choice behind there back and duke it out like the real gladiators OR the bloodsports techiqnue when you trade kicks to the side for a verbal submission from pain!

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Post #7   7/8/07 10:29:35PM   

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I would like that a bunch... I hate watching a whole fight and no winner... but i guess it would eventually get boring of 2 exhausted fighters throwing no power into their punches, the guy with the submissions would prob always win.

Post #8   7/8/07 10:48:29PM   

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Not at all... I don't see what all the fuss is concerning draws and splitters... in fact, I wish the UFC referees where much more sticked on dishing out fouls.

Post #9   7/8/07 10:51:40PM   

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I would like to see draws and splits go to an extra round. 5:00 round though.

Post #10   7/8/07 11:20:18PM   

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untimed would be fine with me i hate decisions. i loved old ufc fights where you always had a winner.

Post #11   7/8/07 11:26:28PM   

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Draws are fine by me in very close fights.

Post #12   7/8/07 11:36:55PM   

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Draws don't bother me in the least. my brother had a good point about rashad/ortiz...neither really should have won. ortiz was GASSED! i never thought i'd see that.

Post #13   7/9/07 12:03:28AM   

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If there is a draw like in the Ortiz-Evans fight, then there should be a fourth round that is five minutes long. That round is the tiebreaker and decides the outcome of the fight. This prevents having an unnecessary rematch in the future when there are much better fights to be had. Honestly, who wants to see Rashad and and Tito go at it for another 15 minutes if there are going remain passive? I'd rather have seen a fourth round and have a clear winner so that the division can move on.

Post #14   7/9/07 1:04:10AM   

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i think they should just make them go another round. draws are stupid

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