Let's all remember this is M-M-A. Scoring points for TD's is part of the nature of the sport. You also "score" points for stand-up striking and submission attempts. it's about controlling the fight, and imposing your will. if a guy can stand and trade, but can't defend takedowns, is he winning? On the flipside, if a guy can take another guy down and not do much with it what happens? They get stood up, and it's back to striking. if a certain fighter is good at bringing the fight to the ground and the other is not...well who's fault is that? All fighters need to work all aspects of the game for continued success. what i do feel needs to be done with the rules is this: If a guy can take another guy down repeatedly, FINE. But if he can't do much with it in about a minute or so it should be disregarded. TD are part of what needs to happen for some fighters to win...but it's just a vehicle, for subs or GNP.
Fighters I enjoy watching:
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Joe Rogan NutHugger...and proud of it