Originally Posted by Llamafighter
The Title is distinguishing enough, I think. Besides, Main Event status usually comes with a high pay grade and better sponsorships. I imagine if there is an increase for 5 round fights as it can mean longer TV exposure for a brand. It's better for the fighters.
Exactly... I can't think of any other championships in any sport that have different rules/time limits etc. NFL, MLB, NBA, Boxing etc..... Personally I would be more of a fan of making title shots 3 rounds to keep the action up.
Sooner or later the UFC will have to institute some sort of a "shot clock" mentality or it will lose the casual fans. And like it or not I think the real money in ALL sports comes from the casual fan more than the die hards.