Steel Nation wrote:
I was watching one of his fights earlier and he is the biggest b*tch in the UFC. His only strength to note is his ability to stomp on people’s feet. Once their feet are bruised he will use his weight as he clenches in the corner and the opponent will be too afraid to keep their feet on the ground.
This is a cheap ass move and I think it is on the level of kicking a guy in the nuts and eye gouging. It should be barred. He is the only fighter that i have ever seen use the foot stomp. What a punk.
The tactic is legal and it works. It is debilitating and that is the point. If he can use it to his advantage, so be it.
I’m sorry to see MMA go the route of popular culture. It was much cooler when the fights had less rules and were more “realistic”. New fans are ruining it with this type of bullshit.
I think a standing person should be allowed to kick a downed fighter, punches to the back of the head should be allowed and nut shots too.
The sport is based on fighting. Not showmanship and fancy footwork.
Great idea, they could even leave random objects (baseball bats, crowbars, chairs, broken bottles) lying around for the fighters to use. After all, there is no such thing as a clean/fair fight in reality, right?
Then, halfway into the fight, they could have police storm the ring/cage/alley and arrest both of the fighters and half of the onlookers, charging them with assault, resisting arrest, and the ever popular disorderly conduct. Now THAT’s realism.
A conservative line is definately drawn as the sport sells itself to higher paying promoters. You really can’t deny that.
A fight with the least amount of rules is also more exciting than heavily regulated fights.
If we are going with extremes, maybe the fighters should wear football pads and fight with goose down pillows?[/quote]
Uh, the original UFC broadcasts were horrible. Fights were sloppy as hell and the no-rules didn’t really play into making it any better.