Frankie Edgar and Bas Rutten touch on an overtime round to settle drawn fights

UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar and MMA legend, Bas Rutten has lent their support to the idea of bringing in an overtime round to help settle drawn fights in MMA.

Edgar, speaking via HDNet’s Inside MMA, said:

“I think another five-minute round would be perfect. You go into a fight, you prepare, and you want a decisive outcome. To have to wait another three months and possibly another fight is kind of annoying. I would say another round would be great. You get to figure out who’s the winner right then and there. Two guys fighting for a title, they’re trained, prepared. Why not just get it over with right then and there?”

The host of HDNet’s Inside MMA, legend Bas Rutten, added:

“They do it at K-1 in Japan, and I love that idea. Actually, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ does it, too. You fight to a draw, boom, the last [round], whoever wins that wins.”

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