UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has quickly made a name for himself with MMA fans with his in-cage skills and his gift of the gab outside of it. The injured fighter recently did a Q&A before the UFC Fight Night 30 event in Manchester last week, and as you can guess, there was a lot of intriguing stuff said. When asked about the current state of judging in MMA and what could make it better, he offered a solution - then ventured off into what he'd really like to do, which is a throwback to the beginnings of the sport (transcribed by MMA Mania:)
"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."
It's true that a man might break with enough time, but do fans really want to watch it? McGregor will return in 2014 after recent ACL surgery, and many fighters are lining up for a shot at him.