Originally Posted by GL Jeff
I will say this,sometimes a fighter covers up in such a way that their is no legal striking area on the head. So,should the fighter be allowed to keep striking, the fight ended right away because the fighter has covered up and no longer defending himself,only cowering, or let the fight continue but those punches arent allowed period. Two good examples of this situation,Hughes vs. Gracie, and Aldo vs. Brown.
The fight should be stopped.
Another good example is Brock/Mir 1. If Fighter A(Mir) is covering up in such a posistion that allows for NO legal strikes to be thrown, then WTF if Fighter B(Brock) supose to do?
He cant throw strikes or else his gets a point deducted or worst disqualified
. And if he doesnt throw strikes hes allowing his opponent to regain his composure. Basically saying "bye bye" to the win
IMO if the rules stay the same, we'll eventually see fighters taking advantage of the small cracks in the rules. AKA- Putting their face to the mat and covering their ears, putting a hand down as a knee/kick is coming.
And thats not something I want to see.
I may get flamed, but I see no way how a hammerfist to the back of the head can be worst
then a Flying Hendo Bomb or a "Slampage"
<--both are perfectly legal apparently, and people cry about fighters safety from shots to the skull?
Right now, there is too much ambiguity with the rules, and I'd love to see a governing body refine them [what is the back of the head, etc] and interpret what a fighter is supposed to do in given situations
Wouldnt that be nice! lol
If Randy Couture, Joe Rogan and Big John all have different examples, how is the casual fan....shit hows a professional fighter going to know whats legal?
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