Originally Posted by rivethead
I actually don't hate that, although I'd refine it to say any split decisions are automatically a draw. As Beau pointed out, some decisions are very clear cut, and there are fighters who would simply work to nullify offense without mounting defense in order to collect a draw rather than a loss.
I'd also bring the yellow card from PRIDE FC to the states, and take it a step further...if you have a fighter who simply won't engage [Starnes is the best example] give the ref power to give them one warning and then disqualify them if it doesn't stop immediately.
Quite a few of us have mentioned the notion of having the yellow card brought in from PRIDE in the past. I will consistantly stand by this yellow card argument and in taking it further I would say guys that constantly try to just take somebody down over and over without mounting any offense what so ever should get the card too. Case in point, Diego Sanchez's prolific "If I can't punch you, I'll just hug your leg over and over" tactic against BJ Penn. Then guys like Clay Guida would be forced to learn how to do something other than impregnating guys legs. People try to defend him, but as you can CLEARLY see with other wrestling based fighters, YOU CAN BE A WRESTLER AND STILL WIN WITHOUT ATTEMPTING 4000 takedowns. I can't imagine what it's like when you win a match and the whole crowd is booing at you.