Originally Posted by Fe1
I don't see how having a hand on the ground and throwing a knee is illegal, but having that hand off the ground and being in the same position is legal. It's a stupid fucking rule. I think the ref made the right call by giving a warning.
I disagree, try looking at it this way: When your in that position and your hand is on the mat, you are not expecting to get hit with a knee. But your opponent throws one anyways. When you are taking a shot and not expecting it, that is when you are most vulnerable. Notice how when many fighters that get knocked out ask what happened? Because they didnt see the shot coming, in other words they didn't expect to get hit with whatever knocked them out. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you that knee was brutal, and what made it more brutal was the fact that Dodson didn't see it coming. A point definitely should have been deducted.