Is there an illegal move more stupid than the 12-6 elbow

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  1. Bear Trapp

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    No evidence it's more powerful than a regular elbow and there are positions where it's one of the preferred moves to do (like situation eddie alvarez was in). You think you can't break ice with a knee or a kick?

    Sure, keep knee stomps legal but outlaw this.
     
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    Nope. Came from some dumbshit who thinks Van Damme movies are real life
     
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    Absolutely agree. It's a completely irrational and ridiculous rule.
     
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    Per Dustin.

    "The elbow actually landed on my shoulder,” Poirier said during his post-fight interview. “It didn’t hurt me at all. It felt like a normal elbow, I’m not even sure.”
     
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    I want them to make the 12-6 elbow legal just so I don't have to hear Rogan explain why it's illegal for the 600th time.
     
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  8. LargeMammal

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    I do agree that the rule is totally ridiculous, however... regardless of your opinion it is not allowed under current rules... so an experienced, top-level fighter the likes of Alvarez surely should not be getting caught out using illegal strikes? He can hardly argue that he doesn't know the rules.
     
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    Stupidest rule in MMA by a lot
     
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    I personally feel that the 12 to 6 elbow feels weaker than other variations
     
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    I think the "Downed Opponent" rule needs some tweaking.

    So many fights have been marred by this ambiguity.
     
  12. Kingn0thin

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    one of the stupidest rules in MMA
     
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    I always think it's crazy when a term like this isn't specifically defined. If I was 12 and started a backyard wrestling club with friends, I would've defined the rules more clearly than this. So strange in a professional setting to have any doubt whether something is legal or not
     
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    this kinda shit makes me miss pride. I always wondered whod be the best after seeing guys like mark coleman take dudes down and knee their skulls in. Wrestlers woulda been much more feared.
     
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    Stupidest rule is no knees or kicks to a grounded opponent because it changes the sport the most.
     
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    Amen, makes no sense. oblique kicks much more dangerous, still allow that shit
     
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    Illegal knees are a joke
     
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    Isn't a downed opponent just classified as a fighter who has his hands on the mat?

    If your hand is on the mat, you're technically "down" and your opponent canno't utilize kicks or knee strikes.

    I thought this was quite a clear rule? Apologies if I've misunderstood your point though.
     
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    soccer kicks.
     
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