i for one like the elbows in the UFC, however they cut people easy. Sean Sherk potentially could have lost because of his cut. That would make Florian the champ because of a cut. I doubt that fighters could use elbow pads, because they could get in the way of submissions and whatnot.
I would like to see the UFC get rid of elbows, and allow kicks knees and stomps to the head of a downed opponent. However the fighters should only be able to do this if they are inside of the centre octagon outline in the ring, not while pinned against the cage.
The fights will be more intersting. Wretlers wont be able to hold someone down and just throw short elbows through the guard and pull off a boring decision victory. Whereas if the man in guard has to throw a punch its easier forthe guy to go for subs from the bottom.
to me a knock out due to kick to the face seems a little more decisive to then winner by cut. Thought???