On his You’re Welcome podcast, Chael Sonnen questions the logic of 5 round mixed martial arts fights. If the Super Bowl is the same length of regular season game, why are the main event and title fights in MMA fights longer? The chance of injury increases and longer fights change the training required to compete making it harder to book last minute fights.
Bellator is holding their first show in Hawaii on December 15th when the promotion will hold an event in the famed Blaisdell Center. Lyoto Machida will be on the card and it will be headlined by Ilima-lei MacFarlane. This isn’t just a new territory Bellator is going to, but a return to a forgotten home of prestige MMA.