MMA replacing 5 minute rounds with 3 minute rounds

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  1. The Ripper

    The Ripper New Member

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    After watching the carano fight I was thinking to myself damn, the 3 minute rounds are a lot more fast paced and more exciting then the 3 minute rounds since they arent trying to pace themselves. I was just wondering if you guys thought that if they changed things to 3 minute rounds would it produce more exciting fights?
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    sucks for the grappler, no?
     
  3. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    im hopeing they go the other way with it, give the girls 5 min rounds

    helps test their cardio alot more too, see nelson at the end of the first and the second, puffing away adds another dimension to the fight.
     
  4. The Ripper

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    yeah your right because grapplers need time to work, it really is more suited for people who want to bang. I mean the Carano fight was great because of the fast pace it was going at.
     
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    I say go 10min 1st rounds.
     
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    I like PRIDE/DREAM style rounds.

    Ten minute first round.

    Shit hardly ever goes to decision - only the stalest, most boring fights.
     
  7. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    seemed like when Gina's opponent started gasing the round would end.
     
  8. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    3 minutes is far too short for MMA. The only reason it didn't look so bad is that it was essentially a kickboxing match.
     
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    3 minute rounds would suck for the guys who put in the work to have better cardio.
     
  10. Maestro Nobones

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    yeah those 3 minute rounds were bullshit, I'd hate to see all fights like that
     
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    honestly I think kobold could have done better if she had 5 minute rounds, although her conditioning was obviously lacking the first two rounds ended with her finally getting into a dominant position if I remember correctly. if she'd had another 2 minutes gina could have been in trouble
     
  13. rtzcom

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    I think 3 min rounds ideally promotes aggressive fighting, which puts on a show for the crowd...and money in promoters pockets.
     
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    10 min first round would make for a far more excting fight
     
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    They should replace it with a 15 minute round. Title belt is a 25 minute round. Trust me, it'll never go to the judge's scorecard
     
  17. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Maybe in a stand-up fight, but this isn't K-1. Imagine a good wrestler getting a takedown, how much of that 3 mins would be gone.
     
  18. HouseLing

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    kobold wasn't explosive or skilled enough to finish her takedowns against the cage. If it had been 5 minuet rounds I think gina would have finished her at the end of the second.
     
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    5 3 minute rounds. It would be like 7 minute abs.
     
  20. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    Wrestlers are pretty explosive and have some of the quickest takedowns I've ever seen.
     

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