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The New Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts

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  1. Bumblebeef Black Belt

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    • Heel kicks to the kidneys of an opponent are now legal. A small change, but could conceivably open up more offensive guard strategies.
    • Gripping the collarbone is now legal. This is a rather insignificant change, as torquing and twisting the skin is still illegal, and is unlikely to see much practical use.
    • Extending an open hand towards an opponent's eye-level is now illegal, and referees are permitted to warn, penalize, or even disqualify fighters for doing so. The first and most obvious example of a fighter likely to be affected by this change is #JonJones. Jones has historically used an extended open hand, in combination with his monstrous reach, to maintain distance against aggressive opponents. This strategy is no longer permitted.

    https://champions.co/p/big-john-mcc...-the-unified-rules-and-assessing-their-impact
     
  2. Ballsack Mcgee Purple Belt

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    It's crazy Jon got a ruled made specifically because of him in the modern era.
     
  3. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Those are all dandy, but I think we are all ready for people to get kneed in the head while having three points on the ground.
     
  4. Credo Proper Gold

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    Jon is screwed
     
  5. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Cool, all we need now is soccer kicks, stomps and knees to a downed opponent and we'll be set..

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    They should bring back the 12 to 6 elbow strikes while there at it.
     
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    Jon Jones retirement speech soon?
     
  8. soulsstealer Silver Belt

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    I like the direction of the rules, but bring soccerkicks and stomps and knees to grounded opponents.
     
  9. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Well it's not like he's the only one to do so.

    But that's a damn hard rule to enforce. Extending an open hand can be such an natural reaction that people do it instinctually.
     
  10. Prince Nephilim Black Belt

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    Miguel Torres use to do it before Jon
     
  11. discrawg Brown Belt

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    They are all improvements. The new judging criteria is also good IMO.
     
  12. Zefram Cochrane Follow me on Pictogram

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    If Secret Service personnel can be trained to shield the POTUS with their bodies by muscular memory alone at the sound of gunshots, I'm sure professional fighters can find a way to keep their fists closed (this example sounded very keyboard warmongering, I know).
     
  13. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Chuck used to do it before Torres.
     
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