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Should all Main events be 5 rounds?

warwagon2010-12-12 14:39:43 +0000 #1
Sorry if you guys have discussed this a lot, tried search function and had no luck.

Should main events be 5 rounds? I would've loved to have seen what would've happened in tonight's Rampage/Machida main event had it went 2 more.

Main Events are the fight u want to see the most normally, and seems like after 3 rounds, you are just starting to really get into it and then its over.
Iron Maiden2010-12-12 14:44:33 +0000 #2
Put me in the category of people that think all main events should be 5 rounds. If you're in the main event, it almost always mean you're potentially going to be fighting for a title shot soon. That means you're a big enough name to deserve 5 rounds.

3 rounds just zips by too fast, as was the case for Rampage/Machida.

I blinked, and the fight was over.
BruceLee2010-12-12 14:48:10 +0000 #3
You still have the same problems with 5 rounds (Shogun-Machida 1). 5 rounds is better but . . .

I think the bigger issue is the 10 point must system and lack of extra rounds (overtime rounds).
Brazuca2010-12-12 15:45:03 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden

Put me in the category of people that think all main events should be 5 rounds. If you're in the main event, it almost always mean you're potentially going to be fighting for a title shot soon. That means you're a big enough name to deserve 5 rounds.

3 rounds just zips by too fast, as was the case for Rampage/Machida.

I blinked, and the fight was over.

Well, well, well... I come back after years of absence and agree with Iron Maiden on the same day!

Put me on the 5 rounds bandwagon too!
Iron Maiden2010-12-12 16:30:26 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by BruceLee

You still have the same problems with 5 rounds (Shogun-Machida 1). 5 rounds is better but . . .

I think the bigger issue is the 10 point must system and lack of extra rounds (overtime rounds).

If it happens for 5 rounds, then both fighters should lose.
bhorrrr2010-12-12 16:09:43 +0000 #6
I'd like it.

We have discussed it here before. There was a lot of opposition to it because a lot of people feel that title fights being 5 rounds is what makes them feel special. My counter was always "No.. It's the f-in' title that makes title fights special."

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