Five round main events are coming at us fast, but because of a quirk there’s one fight that might not end up getting the extended treatment: Jason Miller versus Michael Bisping.
One other interesting clarification that was made was regarding the upcoming fight between TUF 14 coaches Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Michael Bisping.
While the two coaches are already filming the newest season with the lighter weight class fighters, White isn’t sure that they will square off in a five round fight.
As a matter of fact, Mayhem vs. Bisping won’t likely be the main event during the TUF 14 finale show.
“We’ll see, I don’t know,” White answered when asked if Bisping vs. Miller would fall under the new five round rule. “I don’t think they’ll be the main event, you know what I mean? I don’t think they’ll be the main event.”
This is all because of the nature of The Ultimate Fighter. In past seasons, it’s the TUF finals that are considered the main event, even though there might be fights like Clay Guida vs Anthony Pettis on the card as well. Makes sense I guess … but not when you’ve got the coaches from the show competing on the finale. In that case, what’s smarter: giving these popular, seasoned contenders two extra rounds, or the green TUF fighters who are fighting at their first UFC event?