Dana White hates draws. Now he’s in favor of “overtime” in case of a draw. In other words, it would be akin to the way they do it on TUF. I think it would be a interesting addition and it would more or less solve the problem with draws. I would like to hear some reasons as to why it would be a bad thing, as I’m sure there are some downsides to such a practice.
I like kickboxing’s style of judging. They are more likely to give 10-10’s when rounds are close, and they aren’t afraid of going to the extension round. I think it adds more excitement, personally. Unless we completely throw out all the judges we will damn near never see an extra round, or sudden death round. How many fights have you seen go to a draw? Almost never. I can only think of like 2 or 3 off the top of my head.
Draws happen so rarely that instituting an overtime round seems ridiculous. If Draws were happening on every card it would be different, but 2 main events go to a Draw and suddenly we’re changing the rules?
SOMETIMES A FIGHT IS EVEN AND THERE IS NO WINNER. It happens so infrequently that it’s kind of like a magical little moment when it does. If the fight goes to a decision then there is no real winner anyway. No reason to be dissapointed when the mystical Draw rears it’s head three or four times a year.
WHO WASN’T HAPPY THAT FITCH DIDN’T GET A BULLSHIT PASS TO A TITLE SHOT AFTER BEING UTTERLY AND TOTALLY EXPOSED (BY A LIGHWEIGHT) AS A ONE DIMENSIONAL DECISION ARTIST?
YOU CAN THANK THE DRAW FOR THAT.
In summation, an overtime round is kind of jumping the gun on a non exsistent problem. Work on educting the judges instead.