Last night’s UFC On Fuel TV 1’s main event between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger turned out to be a three-round war that left everyone craving more.
That’s usually something to be celebrated, but on this occasion it just highlighted the fact that the UFC had made a blunder by not making the bout five rounds as they have being doing recently for a number of their other events.
“I thought all main events are supposed to be five-rounds, what happened? I’m ready for more!” Sanchez proclaimed in his post-fight Octagon interview, which was met with a roar of approval from the crowd and no doubt many more watching at home.
To be fair, UFC President Dana White was the first to admit backstage that he’d dropped the ball and vowed not to make the same mistake again.
“From this day forward, as we speak right here, right now today, every fight that is a main event that is not a title fight will be a five-round fight,” White stated during the post-fight presser. “I can do 33 rounds on FUEL TV if I want to. FUEL TV can’t get enough. We blew it tonight. It should have been a five-round fight.”
Good news, and despite missing out on what could have been a scintilating fourth and fifth round of the Sanchez Vs Ellenberger fight when you look at it as a whole ‘UFC On Fuel TV 1’ we shouldn’t complain too much as they managed to squeeze six fights onto the main televised card and the action was consistently enjoyable all night long.