Georges St-Pierre Would Abolish Rounds in MMA: “Why Do We Try to be Like Boxing?”


Georges-St-Pierre-UFC-143_6035If UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had his way, he’d go old-school. There would be no rounds in mixed martial arts fights.

“I don’t think rounds are a good idea.  That’s my opinion.  Rounds are a bad idea,” said the 31-year-old Canadian on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

“There’s a lot of things I would change in the sport.  First of all, the time, there’s no time, no rounds. I believe it’s stupid. Want to see who is the best man? Let them fight, 15 minutes or maybe 25 minutes for the championship, but no rounds.  Why the rounds?” he questioned.

St-Pierre wants to turn back the clock to the early days of the sport when there were no rounds. He believes the round system was only implemented to present the sport as more like boxing.

“Why do we try to be like boxing?” asked St-Pierre.  “We’re not boxers.  They did rounds to be like boxing, to be accepted as a sport.

“No rounds.  That’s just ridiculous,” he added.  “That’s when it used to be the real thing, back in the day.”

St-Pierre believes no rounds would make the fights “more honest” and would result in more finishes.

“I would rather fight in a rule like this.  I think it would be more honest. Who is the better man in that fight,” he said.

The five-minute round system used today was implemented for UFC 21 on July 16, 1999, and has been utilized by the UFC ever since.

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