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Knees?

Achillles412011-03-08 00:25:25 +0000 #1
With the hand on the mat technicality that Diego was employing to avoid knees last weekend, it seems pretty clear that a rule change is needed. No of course, idiots like werewolf will immediately jump on the poll option making all strikes to the head on a grounded opponent legal, and I'm not sure I disagree, I just wanted to take the opportunity to call werewolf an idiot.

So give your thoughts on what you think the rules should be and also how the MMA fan world could possibly go about pushing for a rule change.
Cbear2011-03-08 00:33:34 +0000 #2
I never had a problem with knees in pride, only the face stomps and soccor kicks.

Pride knees are ok in my book. You damn sure wouldnt see any stalling in the north/south position.
E51502011-03-08 00:56:25 +0000 #3
Best way to stop the whole shoot in for a double takedown and have it stuffed just to try it another 5 times in the round is to allow knees to the head when it fails.
cheeto1012011-03-08 01:02:30 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Cbear

I never had a problem with knees in pride, only the face stomps and soccor kicks.

Pride knees are ok in my book. You damn sure wouldnt see any stalling in the north/south position.

Pretty much this. Really in terms of PR, i think face stomps would do more harm to the sport then good. There are plenty of other ways to mount an offense in a situation where a soccer kick or stomp would be useful. I think knees would be more acceptable for the general public and would go a long ways towards getting rid of awkward positions where a fighter has knees or hands grounded and is thus safe from most damaging strikes.
bhorrrr2011-03-08 01:58:03 +0000 #5
i didn't really think about it from a PR perspective. I think yous guys are right in that. i just voted on what i personally like best, which was everything.

at the very least, though, knees. lots of knees.
BruceLee2011-03-08 01:15:13 +0000 #6
It's getting comically bad at this point with people touching the ground, and then getting up, then touching the ground again like it's a game of freeze tag.

I think it's got to the point where "strategist" (like Jackson) have found all the loopholes, etc in the rules and know how to exploit them. You also see this with fighters trying to win decisions/gameplanning (instead of KO or subs) which leads to alot of these decision controversies.

The answer is knees on the ground allowed, and extra overtime rounds IMO. Or you could just have ties if it goes to a decision like they do in Shooto IIRC.

With so much money and threat of getting cut now I think alot of fighters and camps are playing it safe with a negative effect to Dana, the UFC and the fans.

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