Originally Posted by IDL
Steven Segall, UFC HW champion
If only throat chops were legal
I dunno if this is a joke, but I'll say what I always say when people say "But what about if eyegouging/throat strikes/groin kicks were legal?":
If these things were legal two things would be different:
a) the sport would not attract a high level of talent because intelligent and talented people generally do not want to be in a sport where being permanently maimed or killed is not only legal but a way to win. So we'd only see the most desperate losers out there doing the sport and
b) even if for some reason we still had our current high level of talent in the sport, it wouldn't be hard for current top-level mma guys to add these lethal and illegal strikes to their arsenals. If you are a world-class striker and grappler how hard is it to add these few skills to your game?
Plus, segal is fat and old now.