Okay I'll admit it...5-round fights kinda suck.

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  1. EGarrett Red Belt

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    Of course you want title fights to be a greater test of the fighters, have more chances for action etc...but a lot of times...5-round fights make less action because people "pace themselves." Which sucks to watch.

    And I can't be the only one who's had that moment midway through the 2nd round when you realize there won't be a finish and you're stuck watching 20-more minutes of wrestlef**king or air-jabbing. Then a random judging decision and bitching on twitter.
     
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    Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

    K. Thx.
     
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    Frankly if there's not a KO within the first minute or so we should just drop both fighters into a pit of alligators or something. I must be entertained.
     
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    Deduct %15 of purse on every round that ends. Pace would escalate, as would revenue
     
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    I agree. I'd rather have 1 round... that's 25 minutes long
     
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    Yeah. Fighters “pacing” themselves, like Woodley, generally means throwing 1 to 2 strikes per round. Of course that’s an extreme case, but as the championship incentives get stronger each event, risk averse strategies are only going to become more apparent.
     
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    yeah cause fights like rory vs lawler are a snooze fest.
     
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    Here are all five rounders so far in 2018:

    Poirier vs. Gaethje (finish)
    Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta (decision but good fight)
    Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk (decision but amazing fight)
    Volkov vs. Werdum (finish)
    Justino vs. Kunitskaya (finish)
    Stephens vs. Emmett (finish)
    Cerrone vs. Medeiros (finish)
    Romero vs. Rockhold (finish)
    Machida vs. Anders (well... alright)
    Souza vs. Brunson (finish)
    Miocic vs. Ngannou (decision but good fight)
    Cormier vs. Özdemir (finish)
    Stephens vs. Choi (finish)

    Soo, can we close this silly thread already?

    Edit: If you cant count, that makes 9/13 finishes and 12/13 really good fights.
     
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    5 rounders also might be worse for the health of the fighters, more chances for injury and CTE etc. I know some will find that a pussy way of looking at it but another way to think about it is that maybe if top level fighters were healthier, we could see them fight more often.

    Just a thought though...
     
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    It use to be like that when they first started 5 round mains.
     
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    Depends on the fighters. Some pace themselves slow ish but people like Gaethje and Poirier dont give a shit and come to fight. Its hit or miss really
     
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    I think more often then not the main event fighters either are conditioned enough to make 5 rounds of action or fighters who either finish or get finished. I'd rather have to extra shitty rounds then have three rounds where you're wanting more.
     
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    stopped reading here
     
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    Ouch....end of thread
     
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    What is the last bad 5 round fight?

    Well if we don't count Woodley fights I can't remember the last one..
     
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    I think switching all main events to 5 round fights is one of the best decisions the ufc have made.
     
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    CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP!!
     
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