Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher
What archaic rules are more detrimental to mma than the issue of TRT abuse and fighter safety?
The many rules which favor wrestlers should be reviewed, including no knees on the ground. By archaic rules, I mean the ones, which hold the sport back. The judging criteria and the Unified Rules need a revamp.
It is clear that the 10pt must system is a failure and half for this sport.
TRT abuse can be tested for, it is not like it is invisible.
Isotope testing is available. If Dana White has such a problem with it, then Zuffa, the billionaires, can foot the bill.
People speak as if TRT used without exemptions is the death of MMA. No, it is easily tested for. Problem is that it costs $500 dollars?
Zuffa has enough money to equip a lab of it's own. If it has qualms with AC testing, they can do it themselves. Thing is that they don't really. They don't care enough to let it affect the bottomline. So like the issues of judging, they will not lobby for change and instead keep the status quo while trying to reap profits from China, India and Timbuktu.