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Knees on the ground?

DriveBy732010-05-17 12:25:35 +0000 #1
Or rather knees to a downed opponent, anybody know if there has been any progressed in getting them sanctioned? I just got done watching UFC 110 (late I know) and I am just so tired of seeing someone constantly shooting in over and over again with no success yet no punishment for the continuous shoot.

In the fight between Crocop and Ferosh (or how ever its spelled) all he did was shoot in over and over again leading to very boring parts to an otherwise ok fight.

I am tired of the wrestlers suffering no consequences to this technique.
ante_up812010-05-17 12:34:49 +0000 #2
mma isnt even sanctioned everywhere with the current rules... i cant see any changes coming until thats happened first...
Madcap2010-05-17 13:00:59 +0000 #3
I'm with ya Driveby.
Trill Cosby2010-05-17 13:09:10 +0000 #4
It really is way too dangerous IMO. That cage just spells trouble for knees to a downed opponent. You can trap someone on that and if someone decides to tee off game over. You can still time a knee when someone shoots in. There's a lot of ways to avoid a shoot.

(Or this could just be my opinion because that damn Deadliest Warrior episode with Rashad kneeing the dummy in the head made me think twice about my opinion on this)
bhorrrr2010-05-17 12:47:59 +0000 #5
i'd love to see them.

dana actually has talked about the progress on getting them sanctioned repeatedly in the past few months. but, by "talked about the progress", i mean that he says that he's 100% for them, but that he can't make a case for getting them sanctioned until he at least has mma sanctioned in all 50 states. he's putting too many hours into convincing gov't officials that the sport is safe to be making a case for knees/soccer kicks at the same time.

i think they'll eventually get sanctioned, but it'll literally take at least a decade. first, mma will have to be santioned in every state, then they'll have to go a few years in the national spotlight without any deaths or spine/neck breaks, then there'll be a very long debate, and then a few years later, they'll add them at some overseas event and no one will die, and then they'll eventually add them to the rules state-by-state.

that's just my view, but yea.. in summary, it'll happen, but it's a LONNNG way off.
DriveBy732010-05-17 12:45:14 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Trill Cosby

It really is way too dangerous IMO. That cage just spells trouble for knees to a downed opponent. You can trap someone on that and if someone decides to tee off game over. You can still time a knee when someone shoots in. There's a lot of ways to avoid a shoot.

(Or this could just be my opinion because that damn Deadliest Warrior episode with Rashad kneeing the dummy in the head made me think twice about my opinion on this)

So there can be a rule that while a person is against the cage there is no knees to the head and that problem is solved.

As much as I like the soccer kicks I don't see the need for them, but taking away the knees to a downed opponent has just given free reign to the people that just shoot in over and over again.

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