Rashad is my posterboy for the need to revamp the UFC’s scoring system. Points need to be awarded for submission attempts, and points not awarded for simple takedowns…slams yes…takedown into the opponent’s guard, no.
I hate Evans style as much as everyone else, but how would this solve anything?
Every one of Evans’ takedowns on Bonnar was a big-time slam. They weren’t wimpy little single-legs or bodylock trips. He was ragdolling Bonnar all night long. No matter how you score takedowns, every one of Rashad’s takedowns on Bonnar did damage in their own right.
Personally, I’d like to see the UFC adopt the Pride card system. Dock a fighters pay every time he lays in a guys guard (Evans), and dock his pay everytime he turns his back and runs away in order to avoid a takedown (Alessio, Hominick).[/quote]
I don’t think docking their pay would do as much in the UFC…maybe the threat of docking points on the judges scorecards, but with the payscales the way they are, 10% of 2000 bucks would only cost them a night at the strip club.
I wasn’t necessarily referring to his fight with Bonnar, but his fight with Hogar would’ve definitely been scored differently. I don’t really have a great solution, but I’m just throwing out ideas because something needs to change.