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Frankie Edgar Favors MMA Overtime

Written on March 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"You go into a fight, you prepare, and you want a decisive outcome. To have to wait another three months and possibly another fight is kind of annoying." --- Frankie Edgar, UFC lightweight champion

January and February 2011 brought two high-profile draws, the UFC 125: Edgar vs Maynard and UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch. Both fight graced a slew of controversy and left their respective division in confusion. Stating the fight as a “draw” frustrates the fans and the fighters, and can even cause disorientation than resolution. But can the governing bodies of MMA find some way to improve the current system?

thinks so. , MMA legend and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” show host, addressed a viewer’s e-mail that suggests an overtime round. The overtime round can resolve high-profile bouts like title fights and No. 1 contender matches. Aside from the host, also supported the idea.

“I think another five-minute round would be perfect. You go into a fight, you prepare, and you want a decisive outcome. To have to wait another three months and possibly another fight is kind of annoying. I would say another round would be great. You get to figure out who’s the winner right then and there.”

Bellator’s lightweight champion, , also thinks that an overtime round would serve as a positive. He even cited the Penn vs Fitch bout as a perfect example. How about you? Would you like an overtime round to be implemented in MMA?

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