Originally Posted by Pasha K
Why they do not allow soccer kicks to the body? Correct if I am wrong, but did't Anderson used soccer kicks to the hand of Okami?
Soccer kicks to the ribs, back etc could be pretty brutal if they are able to really tee off on them.
Also I do not understand why fighters very rarely use knees to the body of a grounded opponent. They can be very very effective and they are legal.
Knees to an opponent like that creates space and allows for a potential for them to scramble out to a better position. Much easier to keep your weight on your opponent and stick to punches and elbows.