Originally Posted by joeyjoejoe
My solution is have a referee with the balls to deduct a point after the first offense.
Yes, this. Before each fight the ref asks if they know the rules and they shake their heads yes so why are warnings given out at all?
The hard part is determining if it was purely accidental or negligent but just like in hockey where you get called for highsticking someone in the face whether it was accidental or not because you have to be in control of your stick at all times, then in MMA you should be responsible for your outstretched fingers!
I really hope big John is not doing this fight, and in a weird way I kinda hope its an even worse referee--Mazzagotti because he would have the balls to deduct points!
Wait, give me that Irish ref, he seems tough enough to enforce the rules