Originally Posted by KillerShark1985
That is BS Rogan was talking sh1t when he was saying that, he was ether unware of the rule chance that outlawed this action or was playing along trying to sell the illegal move to the public along with Herb Dean allowing this illegal action in order to give Jones an advantage,
If Rogan was unaware Herb dam well should not have been, but its there in writing just read the fuking link hellholming has posted, it was outlawed in 2008, any time since then you have seen it used like in the Jones/Shogun fight to was fcuking illegal.
Herb Dean is ether a fcuking dirty ref on Zuffas pay books or incompetent, ether way he should not be alowed back into the octagon and should be investigated for his actions.
And if he missed a verbal submission like this topic highlights that again is a fcuking unforgivable mistake and to add to the issue Miller got fcuking battered in that second round after the fight should have been over, if that is what happened Herb should never be allowed to ref again ever.
That article also mentions 2 other rule changes that I didn't (still don't) think were implemented in the UFC:
"They redefined the illegal hit to the back of the head to where it protects the crown of the head down the spine in a strip with one inch on either side of the spine. That should do away with the head getting hit directly behind the ear and resulting in the loss of a point.
The downward elbow strike was re-admitted, since the rule was originally set to stop someone from elbowing in the back of the head. Now that they have a clear definition as to where the illegal blow would be they reinstated the downward elbow strike."
I'm not sure how accurate this article is. I'll look for the rules online because I would like to know for sure
The following acts constitute fouls in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts and may result in penalties, at the discretion of thereferee, if committed:
Butting with the head
Eye gouging of any kind
Spitting at an opponent
Groin attacks of any kind
Putting a finger into any orifice or any cut or laceration of an opponent
Small joint manipulation
Striking downward using the point of the elbow
Striking to the spine or the back of the head
Kicking to the kidney with a heel
Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
Grabbing the clavicle
Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
Stomping a grounded opponent
Holding the fence
Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
Using abusive language in fenced ring/fighting area
Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes injury to an opponent
Attacking an opponent on or during the break
Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the round
Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury
Throwing opponent out of ring/fighting area
Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee
Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck
Interference by the corner
Applying any foreign substance to the hair or body to gain an advantage"
I don't see "covering the mouth"