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    I don't have that kind of time GSP, I have plans for my birthday next year..
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    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....
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    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.
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    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.


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