UFC commentator Joe Rogan gives his thoughts on the horrible stand up during round one of the Andrei Arlovski and Roy Nelson heavyweight tilt on Saturday Night at EliteXC: Heat on CBS. Nelson was working hard for a kimura and out of no where the ref stood the fighters up:
From The Underground(www.mma.tv)
“I honestly think we shouldn't have them at all. You get a stand up if you can survive the round and make it to the next. If a guy can force you to stand up with him by avoiding the take downs, a guy should be able to force you to fight on the ground by holding you down. It's mixed martial arts, and that's a part of the game. I think these stand ups are incredibly unfair for grapplers. Like I'm quoted earlier in this thread, 5 minutes isn't that long a time.
If a guy can hold you down and give you nuggies for 5 minutes, that's life.
If a fighter is boring they won't be popular, and that lack of popularity will affect the way they're paid.
I think that's what should motivate fighters to be active, not a referee stand up.”