Yup. We actually drilled several combinations of it. Like a low right thai kick, clear leg, stop with left foot, drop right knee, secure mount. And when we drilled, WE DRILLED, i mean JUST THAT for like 45min.
Pride was the fucking best. I completely understand though for saftey purposes the lack of stomps. Knee's on the ground though? I like those better than elbows. But personally I would prefer to have both (and stomps why the fuck not). The more tools you give the athlete the better imo.
Also the yellowcard rule is fucking genius. It's one thing to give knockout/tapout of the night incentives like the UFC (you get like a 10-30k bonus or something). But if you don't push the pace they might TAKE 10k away from your prize purse? Dude lol if the ref gives you a warning you fucking PUSH.
That and a ridiculous talent pool (and properly building up fighters by having them fight tomato can's lol) made PrideFC fucking legendary. Even now if you watch it on FSN it makes the UFC look elementary. The production level was just higher and didn't have the "XTREME SUBCULTURE NEVERBACKDOWN" air to it.
Unfortunately, thats what the fight game is now. But at least there is a fight game. I like what Dana White said, "stupid motherfuckers half this fucking shit is fucking smoke and fucking mirrors...fuck.". So honestly i DON"T know what it takes to run a successful MMA org (especially in the united states marketing mix is vastly different from japan). Zuffa is doing SOMETHING right.