Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > UFC

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2011, 03:26 PM
Spiritwalker's Avatar
Spiritwalker Spiritwalker is offline
Matt-4; GJJ Black Belts-0
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gastonia NC
Posts: 4,339
Default Interesting!!!! Five by Five

Five by Five: The UFC is 'probably' going to implement five-round main event non-title fights

According to UFC President Dana White at yesterday's UFC 129 press conference:

Quote:
"We've talked about it before. There have been fights that we were watching that have been three-round fights like 'Damn, this should have been a five-round fight. It's the main event and it should have been five.' Yes, we can do it. we can make a main event a five-round fight and we're probably going to start doing that."
Five-round main event non-title fights may go a long way in proving who the better fighter is, but does a championship bout then lose some of its luster if there's nothing to distinguish it (besides the title) from a standard main event? Let's hear your opinion on the last three-rounder that should have gone five and then cast your vote in the poll below.

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/9/198...ive-round-main
__________________
It is because you chose to get on the mat that makes you the winner. Think about how many people are not on that mat right now. - Luis Sucuri Togno
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Spiritwalker's Avatar
Spiritwalker Spiritwalker is offline
Matt-4; GJJ Black Belts-0
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gastonia NC
Posts: 4,339
Default

I say.. yes to 5 round fights.. all around.. not just the "main event"...

Why?? Cause some of my favorite fighters aren't in the main events right now.. and I would love to see full shows more often..
__________________
It is because you chose to get on the mat that makes you the winner. Think about how many people are not on that mat right now. - Luis Sucuri Togno
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 6,004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiritwalker View Post
Five by Five: The UFC is 'probably' going to implement five-round main event non-title fights

According to UFC President Dana White at yesterday's UFC 129 press conference:



Five-round main event non-title fights may go a long way in proving who the better fighter is, but does a championship bout then lose some of its luster if there's nothing to distinguish it (besides the title) from a standard main event? Let's hear your opinion on the last three-rounder that should have gone five and then cast your vote in the poll below.

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/9/198...ive-round-main
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.
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2011, 05:15 PM
billwilliams70
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I agree, the belt is enough distinguishment. It also helps out the eventual title contender in a sense that it's not going to his first five round fight (presuming he's been in a main event before.)

I wonder if this would this apply to all UFC events or just PPVs. I bring this up because Jon Jones has been in the main event on two occasions, but it wasn't on a large PPV card(UFC Live 1/2).

Later.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2011, 05:25 PM
Chuck
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Llamafighter View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-09-2011, 05:52 PM
County Mike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Make 'em all 5 rounds and bring back Pride's yellow card for stalling.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-09-2011, 06:26 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

I've thought the same thing for a long time. 5 rounds for all fights, period.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.