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Old 02-24-2012, 04:31 PM
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Morning Report: Previewing UFC 144, Flyweight Tourney Adds Sudden Death Rounds


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Feb 24, 2012 - After all we've been through in the early stages of 2012, the phrase "never leave it in the hands of the judges" has never meant more than it does now. Just ask Dana White.
Aside from griping and hand-wringing, the problem appears to be out of anyone's control, and with the UFC's flyweight tournament resting over the horizon, another judging disaster has the potential to implode the legitimacy of an entire division before it even takes off.
So it shouldn't surprise anyone that the UFC apparently has a plan, and according to "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, the wheels are already in motion.


5 MUST-READ STORIES TO START YOUR DAY
UFC creates 'sudden death' rule for upcoming flyweight tournament. According to Demetrious Johnson, the UFC included a special provision in his contract to ensure the 125-pound tournament couldn't suffer the wrath of the judges.
UFC 144: by the odds. Ben Fowlkes runs down all the favorites and underdogs heading into Saturday night's pay-per-view.
A night in Tokyo with Rampage Jackson. Ariel Helwani walks the streets of Tokyo with Quinton Jackson in this candid look at the man behind the nickname.
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski dissection. Dallas Winston extensively breaks down UFC 144's pivotal featherweight tilt, Hioki vs. Palaszewski.
Sean Loeffler details wild and dangerous fight in the Philippines. You're bound to run into some strange sights when you've been in the fight game as long as Sean Loeffler, but few could top the night he spent in the Philippines back in 2002.
There's a lot more media (vids, tweets, etc) at the end of the article, which can be seen in its entirety here: http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/...eath-round-mma
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