Menu

There's a new MMA rule proposal that would eliminate the cheap three-point stance

There's a new MMA rule proposal that would eliminate the cheap three-point stance

The Association of Boxing Commission will be holding its annual meeting this Wednesday, and one of the things that they are going to discuss will be adding kicks to the head of a downed opponent to the unified rules of MMA. Now, when I heard about this I was very excited. Probably too excited. Like when I found out that Venom was going to be the villain in the third Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie. Which is appropriate, because after I read how this rule will actually be implemented I felt exactly how I did after seeing the third Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie. 

You see, the unified rules of MMA aren't exactly going to be incorporating knees/kicks to the head of a downed opponent, but just taking some preventive measures to avoid fighters playing possum to exploit the current rule set. Does it bother anyone else that it's "playing possum" and not "playing opossum?" I get the whole alliteration and visual aspect of it, but it bothers me. Anyway, what the new role will do is consider any fighter that is intentionally placing their arm/hand/finger on the mat a standing fighter. This would mean that that their opponent could intentionally kick or knee them in the head. 

Sounds awesome, right? Well there's one potentially big problem with this, and that would be that it is at "the discretion of the referee" to determine whether or not a fighter is actually grounded, or is feigning being grounded in order to protect themselves and improve their position. Anyone who's been watching MMA long enough will know that "at the discretion of the referee" is a fairly loose, and sometimes frightening term. Should be okay though, right? I mean, it worked out so well for One FC.

Thanks to Zprophet for the .gif, duh.

Last modified onMonday, 29 July 2013 15:14
Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones, or Jonesy as he is widely known, is a writer living somewhere in the “Greater tri-state area” of Northern Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Eastern Indiana. A fan of baseball, video games and baseball video games his work can be seen on ContinueEnd.com, MiddleEasy.com and WhatCulture.com.

Twitter: @Jonesy_859

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The only way to enjoy Rousey vs. Zingano is to watch Rousey vs. Zingano 800% slower

If only the cable companies were able to think ahead of time to slow down Rousey vs. Zingano, we could've been enjoying this 800% slower on the night UFC 184...

03-17-2015 | Jerry Merril | No comments

Watch Wanderlei Silva corner and scare Flavor Flav in the grocery store on a loop

If "The Ax Murder" Wanderlei Silva recognizes you at the grocery store maybe try not to make any eye contact or sudden movements. He can't see you if you don't...

03-27-2015 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Angela Hill trolls Tecia Torres during face-off, claims Torres is part of the Illuminati. That’s good fight promotion!

Angela Hill is operating at another level. Did you know Hill is fighting fellow Ultimate Fighter 20 cast-mate Tecia Torres at UFC 188? We’ll wait while you think. Thanks to...

03-20-2015 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Climb with us. The top ten ladder match moments in WrestleMania history ranked

When you watch a wrestler climb twelve feet of steel at “the showcase of the immortals” you know something special is about to happen. Throughout the over 30 year history...

03-21-2015 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Watch cornerman brawl in the cage in this Pro FC clip

Sometimes cornering fighters can be intense. You just wish you could go out there and fight for your guy (or girl) but you can't. Then something happens that we don't...

03-29-2015 | Jerry Merril | No comments

While wearing a ball gown watch Ronda Rousey fight Michelle Rodriguez in Furious 7

The genesis of Formal Wear Fighting Championship may have taken place on the set of Furious 7. FWFC will be the classiest cage fighting promotion in the history of mixed...

03-19-2015 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Mike Tyson personally edited this highlight reel featuring all of his knockouts for Jamie Foxx

Booty Call is a masterpiece of American cinema, as is Raging Bull. Mike Tyson is an American treasure. Thus, the combination of Jamie Foxx and Mike Tyson wrapped in a...

03-16-2015 | Jerry Merril | No comments

So much Jimmy John’s. Brock Lesnar just turned down a deal with UFC worth "10 times" his original salary

Brock Lesnar is a man with a taste for the finer things in life. When Lesnar craves a dehydrated meat based snack treat he opens up a bag of Jack...

03-25-2015 | Tommy Messano | No comments

From two feet away Conor McGregor throws a dart at a Jose Aldo dartboard and misses target completely

Well lucky for Conor McGregor mixed martial doesn’t take any precision or extreme focus. From the McGregor is kind of goofy file we have the UFC’s number one contender at...

03-20-2015 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Log In or Sign Up

Registrations are OPEN this week.

Log in with Facebook

Forgot your password? / Forgot your username?