Originally Posted by mmacrosstrain
If you fake an eye poke & the replay shows that you clearly did not get poked, that could turn the crowd against you & cause the ref to look at you as a liar. Then ref may not even pause the fight for you if you really get poked and the other guy will be beating you down cause the ref think you crying wolf again! Def a risky gamble!
I don't think you need to full on scream and grab your eye ball, just let it be known he's getting in there.
WHat I would do is put my hand up in an obvious defenseless position so Jon and the ref knows something is wrong. Then I'd squint and blink a lot while rubbing my eye. You'd definitely be able to sell it, especially with Jon constantly raking his opponents eyes.
I'd walk it off and when the ref asked if I can see, I'd say "yeah", then we'd start fighting again.
I'd do that every time he'd put his hand on my face for more than 4-5 seconds.