Many have argued that UFC fights with serious divisional significance, or at least main event non-title affairs, should be contested over five rounds, instead of the current three. Doubters have claimed that such a significant change in format would not be seen in the UFC, at least anytime soon, but UFC president Dana White shut down the haters again, revealing this week during a fan Q&A session held in promotion of UFC 129 that non-title, five round fights are likely headed for the promotion.
“That’s a great question,” White responded when asked about the possibility of seeing five rounders in the UFC. “We’ve talked about that before, too. There have been fights that we’ve been watching that were three round fights and we were like, ‘Damn, that should’ve been a five round fight. It’s the main event, and it should’ve been five.’ I agree with you and yes, we can do it. We could make a main event a five round fight, and we’re probably gonna start doing that.”
Check out the video of White’s latest exciting public revelation below.