UFC: The Draws Have to Go

Kevin FafinskiContributor IMarch 7, 2011

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  BJ Penn of the USA watches the big screen after his drawn fight against Jon Fitch of the USA during their welterweight bout part of  UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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When I first started to follow MMA it was at a very exciting time in the sport's history. Now it seems like the excitement is slowly dwindling—there have been more and more draws among other things that have really screwed over some fighters.

The last two out of three headlining events have ended in a draw—one of them being a title fight. In my opinion it’s time to get a new system.

What kind of new system you might ask.

Well one system that I think would solve the problem is implicating a Round 4 and Round 6 rule. If it is a non-title fight there could be a fourth round and if it is a title fight it could go to a sixth round.

This could be a problem because the fighters would be gassed and that could do harm to them. But I can guarantee that this sudden death round would be the most exciting round of the fight.

Another way of making these draws go away would be to tell the Nevada State Athletic Commission that the UFC flies solo now and that the promotion would hire its own judges.

This would get rid of these judges who don’t understand the sport as well as those more expereinced in MMA.

If the UFC hired and trained judges then there may not be as many draws and fighters like Nam Phan wouldn't get his heart broken like he did in his debut against Leonard Garcia.

I guess the one real way to make this better is to never leave it in the hands of the judges.