Originally Posted by The Donosaur
I have never seen it that way, but I resepect your opinion and knowledge so I will go on in this thread considering it neutral. Even if it is neutral, the guy that got the takedown should get credit for deciding where the fight goes via offensive maneuver (takedown). I know some people don't like how much weight octagon control carries, but once again I have no problem with it. I will always say that if you don't want taken down then learn to sprawl. If you do something to neutralize one of the martial arts by changing a rule then, in my opinion, it's not really mixed martial arts.
Stalling rules are an intricate part of both wrestling and jujitsu, so saying that they would neutralize one of the martial arts seems to be without reason. Unless you intend to argue that they shouldn't exist in their respective sports either...
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Melvin Gulliard, Jose Aldo, Dominic Cruz
Last edited by CtGreat; 01-24-2013 at 09:29 AM.