An MMA fight, at five rounds each, is a serious mother fucker to get through. No doubt some of the roster can compete in this time frame naturally, but the shear challenge of making it through these rounds is not something most can do well. That demand makes PEDS attractive. It's not the only factor of course, but it is a remarkable challenge. Fighters pace these rounds a lot. Often we get slower paced five minute rounds. Would 3 minute rounds increase the pace of the fight? Would this be a more realistic time limit? I would rather watch intense three minute rounds then boring paced out five minute rounds. I think it could increase the urgency of the fight. It could push top control fighters to be more aggressive. Referees could have more leniency on non-action and timidity. This could cut down on late fight sloppiness where you have two exhausted fighters fighting like zombies. It would streamline the fights, bring the walls in, so to speak, and push the urgency and pace. It's also a more realistic framework if everyone is determined to get PEDS out of competition.