“From this day forward, as we speak right here, right now today, every fight that is a main event that is not a title fight will be a five-round fight. I can do 33 rounds on FUEL TV if I want to. FUEL TV can’t get enough. We blew it tonight. It should have been a five-round fight.”
After the barnburner of a main event tonight between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger, UFC president Dana White took to the post-fight press conference and announced that all future main events will be five-rounds.
Diego Sanchez lost the opening two rounds in his fight against Jake Ellenberger tonight, but he resurged in the third and almost put his opponent his way. An obviously fatigued Ellenberger was saved by the bell but had two more rounds been left it very well could have been Sanchez who was awarded the win.
At the end of the bout Diego emphatically stated “I thought all main events are supposed to be five-rounds, what happened? I’m ready for more!”
Well Dana White heard the cry and will now correct the situation from this point forward.
Anyone have a problem with five-round fight main events going forward?
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