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  • 04-25-2013, 07:26 PM
    goodtimes
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    I wonder if finishing rates would drop or increase with 15 minute rounds?

    One would think drop due to fighter fatigue.. but then again if one fighter was great at cardio it would be easier to finish a gassed opponent 10 minutes into a fight.
    This is just my own speculation, but I think we would have a lot more submissions, and probably more KOs/TKOs as well. I notice in boxing with the short rounds there are way less stoppages then in MMA, and I think it's because outside of catching a guy cold or a complete mismatch in the striking, it takes a while to accumulate some damage and lay traps to land some serious damage.

    With subs, they take even longer to set up. It's usually a series of several mistakes in a row that leads to a fighter getting subbed if they are high level. But in a 5 minute round, we only really see the "flash subs", where a guy who is super fast just grabs something and luckily gets it. That's why subs are so rare right now, and why even guys who are on totally different levels than their opponents like Demian Maia still don't have the greatest finish rates.
  • 04-25-2013, 03:34 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    Easy. One long 15 minute round. Of course it would be tough to do that on TV, but it's recorded so you can still catch the whole fight. If fighters can't finish in 15 minutes without a break, then go back to 3 five minute rounds. I don't think the comissions would ever allow it though. "safety" concerns and all that. Although these are well conditioned athletes who probably do that in training anyway....
    I wonder if finishing rates would drop or increase with 15 minute rounds?

    One would think drop due to fighter fatigue.. but then again if one fighter was great at cardio it would be easier to finish a gassed opponent 10 minutes into a fight.
  • 04-25-2013, 02:09 PM
    joeodd2
    Easy. One long 15 minute round. Of course it would be tough to do that on TV, but it's recorded so you can still catch the whole fight. If fighters can't finish in 15 minutes without a break, then go back to 3 five minute rounds. I don't think the comissions would ever allow it though. "safety" concerns and all that. Although these are well conditioned athletes who probably do that in training anyway....
  • 04-25-2013, 06:11 AM
    K1NG P3NN
    I don't have that kind of time GSP, I have plans for my birthday next year..
  • 04-25-2013, 05:38 AM
    Iron Triangle
    I'd have a better chance finishing War And Peace before GSP would finish a fight.
  • 04-25-2013, 02:46 AM
    initial_zen
    I know a lot of fights would probably be more boring, but i would love to see how two ten minute rounds would play out in mma fights (three ten minute rounds for title fights.) Maybe have a five minute overtime round for draws if they kept the same scoring system.
  • 04-25-2013, 02:26 AM
    optimusjoel
    I wished he would have opened up more about his experience with aliens. Sure he sounds crazy, but on the other hand who better to be "picked" then one of the best fighters in the world lol
  • 04-25-2013, 01:21 AM
    Cat--Smasher

    GSP: My takedown success owed to Karate, not wrestling

    GSP: My takedown success owed to Karate, not wrestling - Mixed Martial Arts News

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was recently a guest on the Joe Rogan experience and the interview made news for a couple things he said.

    Not really news, but a tidbit that Underground might find interesting was his dicussion with Rogan about Karate and how he credited his Karate upbringing being the most important part of his ability to successfully take people down:

    "That's what I use for my takedown, the shoot, that people see, it's zero wrestling. It has nothing to do with my wrestling. My wrestling is once I get that leg, I'll finish the takedown. But how I get in and out is because of karate. People are like, ‘no way, Karate, no.' And I'm like, 'yes.' Karate allows me to cut the distance and take the people down.

    I have a very good single, a very good double and very good penetration. It's because of my leg, the way I do it, and the timing is because of my karate. I wrestle, too, but my karate is primary. Before I started wrestling, I was a karate guy pure."
  • 04-25-2013, 12:39 AM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    Maybe it was just payback for when Melendez gave Shields the stupid advice of not going for the takedown against GSP.
  • 04-25-2013, 12:00 AM
    Dr. MMA
    Quote Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR View Post
    IF Gil and Ben fought under Pride type rules pertaining to rounds, maybe Gil would not have gotten that foolish cheerleading from Shields, he would then not have "stepped off the gas", perhaps continue on with the pace he was setting in the first 1.5 rounds.
    Maybe it was just payback for when Melendez gave Shields the stupid advice of not going for the takedown against GSP.
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