The first death in mainstream MMA stateside?
Thursday, June 11 4:02 pm PT: Five Ounces of Pain has learned that Strikeforceâ??s Aug. 15 womenâ??s title bout between Gina Carano and Cristiane â??Cyborgâ?? Santos will go a full five rounds.
Ever better: Strikeforce has confirmed to Sherdog/ESPN that rounds will be a full five minutes in duration. About time. There appears to be evidence females have a 10-15 percent lower oxygen consumption rate than men do, which could conceivably limit the kind of interval and muscular endurance performance that MMA demands, but is it really by so much that they needed competition duration reduced by nearly half?
Hopefully, subsequent womenâ??s bouts will follow suit. If any division is in need of curtailed rounds for the safety of participants, itâ??s the sloppy super-heavyweights. A blended cheeseburger is not a proper post-workout recovery drink.