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Dana White Supports Overtime Rounds

Written on April 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"I hate draws," White said. "I think it's just such a waste of everybody's time and energy. It's something that I would definitely explore." --- Dana White, UFC President

UFC started the year with a bang. However, two of their major bouts ended with a draw this year. Hence, neither any fighter from Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard at , nor BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch at got their hands raised. In fact, even UFC President – – was not satisfied with the results, and he’d like to do somethings about it — add an round to UFC fights.

But here is the catch: Will the state athletic commissions would be open to that idea? The Nevada State Athletic Commission sanctions the exhibition bouts at this season’s The Ultimate Fighter. Therefore, the doesn’t have any principle objection to add an extra round. However, overtime rounds would come after the fighters fought two five-minute frames. Indeed, it can be very taxing for a fighter to undergo another round after brawling for 25 minutes.

Besides, there are still other concerns needed to address with regards to adding an overtime round. Draws might be inevitable in some situation just as no-contests would. But reducing the number of unsettled matches is a worthy goal. How about you? Would you like to have an overtime round in any events that end with a draw?

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