Let's say in 5 to 10 years?? Fighters form a type of union, they agree on a rule set and put pressure on the athletic commission to make changes?? I think the hand on the ground rule change was being exploited and I think it was Randy couture who helped make it happen. I think they can redefine what a downed opponent is. Because imo a guy on 1 knee or even 2 knees in front of you can still intelligently defend himself AND launch an offensive takedown too. Hell Dan Mirg the ref last night thought exactly that. That if one knee or even 2 knees are down you're not exactly downed in mma. This isn't football. I think if you're flat on your back or flat on your stomach, you're downed.