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Old 03-18-2013, 01:53 AM   #3331
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They need to eliminate elbows on the ground. It makes it more difficult for wrestlers to stall, and opens them up to more submissions when they posture to strike with the hands.

Elbows on the ground very rarely finish opponents, and often lead to cuts that stop the fight prematurely.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:24 AM   #3332
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They need to eliminate elbows on the ground. It makes it more difficult for wrestlers to stall, and opens them up to more submissions when they posture to strike with the hands.

Elbows on the ground very rarely finish opponents, and often lead to cuts that stop the fight prematurely.

Bones frowns at this idea.

How bout something completely left field, like injury time in soccer, if there is a period of little to no action and the ref makes the fighters stand up, that time is added back to the the end of the round. Dunno, just thinking out of the square.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:24 AM   #3333
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They need to eliminate elbows on the ground. It makes it more difficult for wrestlers to stall, and opens them up to more submissions when they posture to strike with the hands.

Elbows on the ground very rarely finish opponents, and often lead to cuts that stop the fight prematurely.
Lol that's something lot of Jon Jones haters wanted(not that you are one). Elbows are great for rocking the opponent and allowing you to advance position, they are quick and in fact do more damage than weakass hammerfists. Some use it just to cut and stop the fight, but most use it to finish.

There need to be more damaging moves, not less. Knees to a downed opponent should be legal, they are not much different than headkicks or knees from the clinch. Too many times have I seen someone get rocked, then just put his hand on the ground to avoid kicks/knees. While his opponent basically has to close in and only throw punches.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:59 AM   #3334
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elbows allow cuts more easily which is why it helps wrestlers, they should revise the rule of knees to a grounded opponents head where in its legal if he is not on both knees, the rule where you cant knee just because the dude is using his fingers or hands to touch the mat is lame and just bending the rules of a grounded opponent. While Im not for soccer kicks and head stomps, I dislike the elbows also due to the cuts they create which leads to ref stoppages due to bleeding.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #3335
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elbows allow cuts more easily which is why it helps wrestlers, they should revise the rule of knees to a grounded opponents head where in its legal if he is not on both knees, the rule where you cant knee just because the dude is using his fingers or hands to touch the mat is lame and just bending the rules of a grounded opponent. While Im not for soccer kicks and head stomps, I dislike the elbows also due to the cuts they create which leads to ref stoppages due to bleeding.


Cain vs Bigfoot I was a perfect example of how cuts can ruin a fight (not saying Bigfoot would have won), but that cut on around his nose area just bleed into his eyes and he had to fight literally blind and got masscared for it. That's the only reason why I'm not a big fan of elbows, they are extremely nasty when pulled off tho.

Plus why would a fighter want to win via cut anyway? The fans don't want to see it nor do I think any fighter wants to win via cutting someone it leaves to many questions and we don't know what could have happend.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:01 AM   #3336
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No. Takedowns score in Greco-Roman, freestyle wrestling, Sambo, judo, BJJ, etc..., but you want to say they shouldn't score in MMA for no reason? If you want to say they should score less, then OK, I'll agree, but worth 0? Nah. When a person gets a takedown, then they end up in control, which is part of the scoring criteria, so do you want to do away with control, also? Also, I'll point out that the judges gave the 3rd round to Condit even though he was taken down 4 times and had 0 takedowns himself. I find it odd that many people seem to blame just the wrestler. What about the guy on bottom who isn't doing a damn thing?

Ok fair enough lower the scoring but than why not award fighters points for getting up when someones trying to control them on the ground as well? Would that not also be considered "control" since your actually choosing where the fight goes? Thats a part of wrestling as well is it not to get out from being on the bottom. I just think something needs to be done because atm people with a wrestling base are way to heavily favoured when it comes to judging and BJJ guys are completely raped by the scoring system and strikers to a lesser degree.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #3337
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Cain vs Bigfoot I was a perfect example of how cuts can ruin a fight (not saying Bigfoot would have won), but that cut on around his nose area just bleed into his eyes and he had to fight literally blind and got masscared for it. That's the only reason why I'm not a big fan of elbows, they are extremely nasty when pulled off tho.

Plus why would a fighter want to win via cut anyway? The fans don't want to see it nor do I think any fighter wants to win via cutting someone it leaves to many questions and we don't know what could have happend.
yup this was exactly the fight I was about to mention that changed the fight, also Kenny Florian specifically gameplanned before to do this and cause cuts, it limits the options of BJJ guys from the bottom. Also take down cant be scored .5 or something because it becomes subjective, I mean what will they define at a takedown with no damage. But I do agree its to easy for wrestlers to score on takedowns, maybe they should also consider submission attempts from the ground of your back in order to balance it out.

I also do believe if there is non advancement of position for a set amount of time maybe 30 seconds its should be a automatic standup.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #3338
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Thing is this not a sport really, its a real fight, it started that way, they didnt even have gloves or weight limits back in the days, almost no rules... its as real as it legally gets, MMA today is basically a real fight with even more initiated rules to become legal for viewing (and hence making more money), it only looks more like a sport.......

With that being said just like in a real fight wrestling/taking your opponent down is the most powerful/advantageous aspect...... in any random brawl outside with a stranger you will quickly find out that you can be even Bruce Lee standing up and meet a guy who doesnt even know how to punch but if his wrestling is better and especially accompanied with premier BJJ then either you are going to sleep and/or have a broken limb and/or have a screwed face due ground n pound..........

If you want two guys just throwing hands and/or hands&legs at eachother then watch Boxing or Kickboxing... but remember, none of that is anywhere close to real fighting, especially not Boxing....
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #3339
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No. Takedowns score in Greco-Roman, freestyle wrestling, Sambo, judo, BJJ, etc..., but you want to say they shouldn't score in MMA for no reason? If you want to say they should score less, then OK, I'll agree, but worth 0? Nah. When a person gets a takedown, then they end up in control, which is part of the scoring criteria, so do you want to do away with control, also? Also, I'll point out that the judges gave the 3rd round to Condit even though he was taken down 4 times and had 0 takedowns himself. I find it odd that many people seem to blame just the wrestler. What about the guy on bottom who isn't doing a damn thing?

They should allow knees to a downed opponent. That gives wrestlers another tool whenever their opponent tries to turtle up and goes into defense mode.

Also, GSP said that Nick was hard to hit, hard to control and had a really awkward style of BJJ that was really difficult to prepare for, but I guess everyone here complaining would go and sub Nick Diaz with ease, right?

this is MMA not wrestling, the goal of a fight is not to pin the other guy but to end the match or damage the opponent to a point where the ref needs to stop it. A takedown puts you in a position where you can easier leverage your ability to damage the other guy but it by itself is not actually an offensive manuever, it only can advance your chances to win conditional on you being active while in the guard.

This is why yellow cards to deter stalling or judges being more educated about the sport and stopping rewarding the top guy LnPing with decisions is a necessity. too much of this bs throwing short elbows that do nothing but give the appearance of activity bullshit.

Get rid of elbows, it's not in the spirit of martial arts and is exploited to prevent action. in lull of elbows, the same space the guy on top would need to throw a punch is what the guy on bottom needs for a submission. WIthout elbows the game would be brought back to a balance instead of this Greg Jackson wrestling/jabbing point fest we see today.

oh and institute soccer kicks and knees on the ground again.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #3340
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Thing is this not a sport really, its a real fight, it started that way, they didnt even have gloves or weight limits back in the days, almost no rules... its as real as it legally gets, MMA today is basically a real fight with even more initiated rules to become legal for viewing (and hence making more money), it only looks more like a sport.......

With that being said just like in a real fight wrestling/taking your opponent down is the most powerful/advantageous aspect...... in any random brawl outside with a stranger you will quickly find out that you can be even Bruce Lee standing up and meet a guy who doesnt even know how to punch but if his wrestling is better and especially accompanied with premier BJJ then either you are going to sleep and/or have a broken limb and/or have a screwed face due ground n pound..........

If you want two guys just throwing hands and/or hands&legs at eachother then watch Boxing or Kickboxing... but remember, none of that is anywhere close to real fighting, especially not Boxing....


- No it's not!...bieng able to fight anyhwere is the best advantage. ( heck...why would you want to close distance in a streetfight anyways?)

- Gracie Jujitsu proved to the world.....With great technique....even bieng on the bottom you can make your opponent quit/hurt your opponent so he/she cannot fight......or choke your opponent unconsious.

- many times....the smaller weaker opponent is going to be on the bottom anyways( in a "real fight")

- It's not about wanting to watch guy's just Strike / brawl on thier feet....it's about wanting to see 2 guys try and make thier opponent unable to continue to Fight!!!

in a timed match....ending the Fight has to be the main goal.....not scoring points via having better position/stalling to avoid damage...

If you get in a better position....at least have a passion to try to end the fight.....it has to be this way in TIMED match...or else what is the point? ( wich fighter can take the least damage in 15 minutes?......wich fighter can be on top for 15 minutes?....wich fighter can jab the most times?)

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #3341
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In a real street fight if you take someone down and start ground and pounding on them, that's when dudes homies run up and start stomping you.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #3342
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If Nick retires at least the 209 still has good old Scottie Brooks coach of the OKC Thunder to be the home area hero to root for. Lol.

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #3343
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I said I prefer him as the bad guy. I like when there's bad guys and good guys to root against and for. Nick was great in his role as a bad guy, but mother****er talking like he wants to be a good guy? Who would we be left with as a bad guy? Bisping? Kos? If you've seen Sonnen on TUF and/or as an analyst for Fuel TV, then you can see he isn't a bad guy at all. I like watching Diaz fight (he's been a rather entertaining fighter) and when he talks (similar to Tito in that they'll say something stupid and/or off-the-wall). I'm more put off by the Diaz fans than Diaz himself. Effing Sherdog...
well said.

although that also puts the finger on a weak point i personally have in MMA-- that is, i'm 99% in it for the science of fighting, while 99% of people seem like they're in it for the sheer brutality (or a hybrid of the two).

violence is not the usual way to solve problems, but when push comes to shove, every man needs to know how to break skulls as quickly and efficiently as possible.

but storylines and bad guys do sell tickets to the violence-lovers, so we gotta respect that.

same reason i kind of wish dana would eschew the high road versus vince-mac and just straight take the challenge and beat the shit out of him in an octagon. although since the dude does seem to be his idol, dana would probably just judof-cuk him for the whole, short fight. meh.

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They probably wouldn't be nearly as entertaining, but would probably win more often, do better against wrestlers and have much better game plans.
and, shit... who's going to pull them away from their army of yes-men and their support system?

of the two of them, i think it's nate who has to make the leap and hope that nick follows. he's got a better head than his older brother and has much more of his career in front of him. we can only hope.

but the diaz bros are very awesome to me because they show how REAL fights are conducted in life. mostly with psychology, and only occasionally with the body.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #3344
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NB4 hugs and handshakes " we were just trying to sell Tickets" ....Wolf Tickets.
er... maybe because you're being a total idiot, as usual?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #3345
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er... maybe because you're being a total idiot, as usual?
er....maybe I was right......like always...

( yawns).....next.




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