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Connor McGregor Wants to Get Rid of Time Limits and Judges

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We’ve all seen fights with poor refereeing and questionable judging. Usually when the dust settles, we just accept it as being part of the sport, and we often hear fighters and commentators say, ‘well that’s what happens when you leave it in the hands of the judges.’

UFC Irish featherweight fighter Connor McGregor has a solution to these problems. In a recent interview with MMA Mania, McGregor said:

“It’s definitely good to put the judges under the spotlight and make them accountable for their actions. It will make guys more cautious and more hesitant to score the guy correctly. There is big business on the line here and a loss is crippling, know what I mean? Me personally, I would love to scratch it all and do no time limit, no separation, no nothing. Let the contest go and it’s over when it’s over. People say, ‘We want a finish!’ Trust me, someone will break, no time (limit), a man will break.”

As exciting as it sounds, it’s not very likely that McGregor’s solution will go into effect. No judges or time limits was a thing of the past when MMA was still in its infancy. The sport has amped up safety regulations since then and there is no way they would return back to their days of bloodiness and violent glory.

However, it’s still an interesting thought, and it’s always fun to hear what the eccentric Connor “Notorious” McGregor has to say.

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Steve Sohanaki
Steve became interested in combat sports when he joined his high school’s wrestling team as freshman. His experience as a wrestler sparked his interest in mixed martial arts when he recognized the compatibility between the two sports. From there, he continued to wrestle all throughout college until he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Steve’s interests in combat sports center mostly around grappling, but he’s also interested in the history of the sport and where it’s headed in the future.