New Rule to consider ??

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  1. SpiderFanBoy

    SpiderFanBoy Yellow Belt

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    I know the unified rules that the UFC follows are the same for every weight class. But in my opinion if the rest between rounds for heavyweight fights were 90 sec instead of 60 sec, it would lead to a little more entertaining fight.

    Heavyweight fights are great, for about a round and a half. Then most of them (with a few exceptions) gas out. An extra 30 sec rest would not alter the fight or the show or the spirit of the rules too much.

    The rules of the UFC are still very young and new as compared to football and basketball who have tinkered with their rulebook for 80+ years to find out what is fair and creates the best show

    Some will say, 'they just need to be in better shape'. But I feel that the rules that the 135lb class must follow don't have to be the same for people who are twice as heavy. So maybe even some staggered by weight class time to rest between rounds.
    45 sec for the lightest class and topping out at 90 sec for heavyweight
     
  2. Minimal Payne

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    no thank you
     
  3. M.V.C.

    M.V.C. Silver Belt

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    Cain can, JDS can, all of them should as well.

    We're not asking them to be perfect, nor champions, but at least to move their bodies properly for 15 minutes.

    It's a shame.
     
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    No. No weightclass should get special rules.
     
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    This...what more is there to say? I totally agree here
     
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    it will never ever happen

    can't deny there is some rational thought behind it though
     
  7. heavyarms21

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    Hell no , its on their fat asses to get conditioned
     
  8. Natman2939

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    wut?

    This is not 15 minutes on a treadmill...

    Lots of people from other sports who've done MMA training have said that MMA requires the most intense cardio of possibly any sport.

    Boxing rounds are only 3 minutes and it doesn't have grappling. So 5 minutes straight of striking AND grappling is as intense as cardio can be.

    Plus there's the factor of getting hit itself can take your cardio away even if you've got the best cardio in the world.
     
  9. Poser Caust

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    I would prefer no rests myself.
     
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    Please mods, close this thread too.
     
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    Well, if you're gonna change the rest time, at least change it for all weight classes. Who wouldn't want to see more energetic (in theory) lighter guys too?

    But in reality, the extra 30 seconds might not make a difference.
     

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