Originally Posted by Irish Pride
So I heard one of the announcers at the end of Round 3 of the TUF finale mention that it could go to a "sudden death" round. That got me curious. How do they get the commissions or whoever to okay that.
I know they can do a five round fight for main events now. But I hadn't previously heard that they could do a sudden death round for TUF finale. I know they do an extra round (third) during the TUF competition if its a draw, but those fights are exhibitions and I assume the finale fights are not exhibitions because they are 3 rounds with apparently an option for a 4th.
Another question would be, if those fights can go on to a possible 4th, why not have that with all fights if there was a case of a draw. Wouldn't that be better than a draw?
They were supposed to do a 4th round for Ian McCall/Demetrious Johnson too. I think they get a commission to approve it because they have to have a winner, a draw is not ok for this.