What's worse than a loss? A draw. This isn't the first time a championship fight has resulted in a draw, and probably not the last time either... But what if there was a mandatory sixth round? Everybody probably has their own opinion about who won last night between Jan Błachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev so we will just skip over the details for argument's sake.
I've been saying for a while that an additional round should be an option to decide who will win the fight if it comes down to a draw (title fights only) but even more so now because there still is no official champion; carnage throughout the division.
Could either guy have done just that little bit more to edge out the initial decision? I would be intrigued to get a fighter's POV on this to see if they agree.
During the presser, Dana said that it's now going to be Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill is next for the still-vacant LHW championship; imagine if this one goes to a draw too!
Final thoughts: Yes. An additional round should be introduced if a title fight goes to a draw. Why? It helps keep (or rebuild) a structure throughout the division and to keep things moving forward
What's your take on it?
It's been a while since my last post, but as always; yours truly