So what does everyone think about the new Jones rules coming in Jan 2017?

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  1. randomalias

    randomalias Brown Belt

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    Extending Fingers towards Opponents’ Eyes
    • Fighters extending fingers out and towards opponents’ faces will be warned by referees
    • Action can be stopped for referees to warn fouling fighter. Fighters can also be warned without stoppage
    • After being warned several times, if fighter continues to foul referees can stop action and take points
    • Fighters can also be disqualified for repeated fouling with extended fingers towards opponents’ faces
     
  2. Vegesus44

    Vegesus44 Black Belt

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    Sounds like something they should have already been enforcing, but now they will use it to penalize fighters at their own discretion…

    don't worry Johnny will always find a way to cheat.
     
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  3. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    It's not like eye pokes were legal before. Let's see if the judges other than Big John McCarthy have the balls to make him cut that shit.
     
  4. Tamriel Terror

    Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

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    1 poke should be a warning (depending on the severity, if its very severe it should be a point)

    2 pokes is an automatic point imo
     
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    Jon Jones via elbows
     
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  6. randomalias

    randomalias Brown Belt

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    Bit different though, as you can now be warned/lose points/disqualified just for having your fingers extended. No contact necessary.
     
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  7. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    Just make them cumulative across fights, so you don't get a free eye poke every time out. People with a history like Jones get immediate points deducted.
     
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    randomalias Brown Belt

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    Now that would be a good addition.
     
  9. Lightfoot

    Lightfoot I'm lovin' it!

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    Those rules seem awfully vague. Why not put some hard numbers in there? Take out all the guesswork.

    I'd agree with 1 = warning, 2 = point loss.
     
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    i love it. it's a no brainer.
     
  11. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    because ultimately the sport has to be more like soccer (a few rules, ref has lots of subjective power) than American Football (a 400 page rule book where everything is spelled out to exact detail).

    well, i suppose it's debatable. but i sure as shit don't want the existing ~32 rules to to turn into a 400 page document.
     
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    ostlerrage Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I thought the rule would be that you can take peds and only get a small ban. then have naive huggers tink he's clean.
     
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    Jones gonna be a gatekeeper
     
  14. Dart Feld

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    It sounds like some Minority report stuff, penalizing before there's an actual foul.

    What I think is fair is keep the warnings, if there is a poke after the warnings by the offending fighter then it's an automatic point deduction regardless of severity. We don't need penalties for leg kicks after a nut shot, touching the fence w/o gripping after a cage grab, etc.

    MMA is enough of a circus as it is.
     
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    I want points taken the first time
     
  16. Dindu Nuffins

    Dindu Nuffins Banned Banned

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    very good rule, you only have your fingers extended if you wanna poke someone in the eyes, otherwise you'd never do that in a fight, it serves no purpose and your opponent could just grab your fingers and break them

    and no they don't extend their fingers in judo/wrestling either
     
  17. Davey Crockett

    Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah Banned

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    Jones made a claim for GOAT in the absence of this ruling. Way overdue
     
  18. 7th

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    this changes his whole style of holding his hands out

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    Isn't there a clause/bullet in there about it being okay to have your fingers extended...so long as they're extended "up?"

    If that's the case, which I think it is, then the fingers-forward thing is going to be a disaster to enforce.
     
  20. Myrddin Wild

    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    Needz to be done. Jones is one of the onez who obviously manipulate the fact that this rule isn't in place yet.

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