No shame in MMA draws

Mark Hunt (left) and Antonio Silva fought to a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33 Friday. (UFC.com)

Mark Hunt (left) and Antonio Silva fought to a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33 Friday. (UFC.com)

Neil Springer, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:25 PM ET

More often than not, “draw” is seen as a dirty word in mixed martial arts.

Regardless of how close a fight may have been, many fans feel cheated if a decisive winner isn't announced. Judges also seem reluctant at times to utilize both 10-10 and 10-8 scores, which prevents potential draw outcomes, barring any point deductions for fouls.

So perhaps it's somewhat surprising no one is really complaining that UFC Fight Night 33's wild main event between Mark (The Super Samoan) Hunt and Antonio (Bigfoot) Silva was ruled a majority draw following five violent rounds.

If Hunt and Silva proved anything Friday -- aside from how incredibly tough they both are -- it's that ties can be a good thing.

The fight was one of the craziest of 2013; there was no winner -- and that's cool.

There also no need for a rematch, as all questions were answered inside the cage.


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