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

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  1. Watcha gunna doo

    Watcha gunna doo Green Belt

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    he right tho they should make it unlimited round only stop if ko ...... bonus for fatality
     
  2. Lemmy

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    i almost agree but for a different reason: 25' is a very long time for fighting, it's just too much for the athletes IMHO.
    like cycling: once it was more "human"suited, at some point it became something that made using peds the only way to compete.
     
  3. THEGOATOFMMA

    THEGOATOFMMA Banned Banned

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    Nailed it.
     
  4. Vil7

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    Now we're talkin'.
     
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  5. Sarge3000

    Sarge3000 Orange Belt

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    I have to agree, even as a martial arts fan.
    5 round fights too often become marathons more than fights, where the fighters are trying to preserve their stamina rather than destroy the opponent. In 3 round fights usually its a brawl from beginning to end.

    Only 5 round fight I enjoyed last time was the GSP/Bisping fight. Maybe because both those guys have great endurance.
     
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  7. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    Gus/Jones
    Hendo/Shogun
    Maynard/Frankie II and III
    Lawler/Condit
    Hunt/Bigfoot
    RDA/Ferguson
    Frankie/Cub
    Weidman/Machida
    Silva/Sonnen 1
    Shogun/Machida 1
    Condit/Kampmann II
    Mendes/Aldo II
    Penn/Sanchez

    Off the top of my head. And yes, some of these were four rounders, but if the format was only three rounds we would have missed some great MMA moments. 5 round format can be great.
     
  8. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    finishes =/= excitement


    Frankie/Maynard II and Jones/Gus - no finish
    Mir/Cro Cop - finish
     
  9. noc

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    3 rounds of 10 minutes for every figth ??? {<BJPeen}
     
  10. Better Every Day

    Better Every Day Jo Jo Calderwood avatar Platinum Member

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    ...a reason to appreciate how Ronda would quickly finish opponents in her title defenses.
     
  11. The Natural Born Runner

    The Natural Born Runner Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    3 round fights are just as bad. If you are 2 rounds up then most of the time you play it super safe.

    Very annoying viewing.
     
  12. Better Every Day

    Better Every Day Jo Jo Calderwood avatar Platinum Member

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    True that.

    For a different thread, in response to a guy who said he didn't watch WMMA fights unless he determined via fast forwarding that there was a finish, I checked for FOTNs that were decision fights, and among those that I found for WMMA in the UFC were:

    Irene Aldana vs Leslie Smith went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    Jo Jo Calderwood vs Cortney Casey went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    Seo Hee Ham vs Cortney Casey went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    Cyborg vs. Holly Holm went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    Angela Hill vs Jessica Andrade went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    Claudia Gadelha vs Jessica Andrade went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Rose Namajunas went to a decision, and also was awarded FOTN.

    I expect one can find many similar examples in men's fights as well.
     
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  13. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    For every Conor/Siver that ends early there's a Cub/DHC that is just as satisfying.
     
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  14. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    Internet forums are places where people freely discuss and share their opinions about things related to specific subjects, such as in this case, mixed martial arts.

    I'm glad I could introduce you to this concept.
     
  15. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    Actually I replied factually. Those fights only matter to the point if the finishes to the fights occurred after the third round. Since otherwise the round length was insignicant to the result. DUCY?
     
  16. WinZip

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    So what you're saying is that the length of the fight doesn't really matter in most cases?

    Cause that's not what you were saying before.
     
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    I think it’s as much the 5 min round is the problem. I think they lead to more injuries in training camps as well.
     
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  18. EGarrett

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    No, I'm saying that fights without action are unentertaining, and if a fight is going to go to a decision, prolonging it for another 10 minutes is making the product worse instead of better. It also encourages some fighters, like Johny Hendricks, to deliberately fight in a less entertaining way. If fighters go after each other and have an early finish, then the 5-round structure didn't make a difference anyway. So it's only a positive when it allows a finish or highly entertaining extra rounds but otherwise is a net negative.
     
  19. TheRassler

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    Point fighters/boring wrasslers shouldn’t even be allowed in the main event, let alone, title fights. WME needs to make a change ASAP.
     
  20. I.Broke.The.Bat!

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    Or we could have 25 rounds of 1min of pure chaos...
    In 1min, no time for sub or stupid "hardcore fan" stuff like that. Only pure mayhem for the Just Bleed God...
     

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