One possible way to prevent fighters from abusing the scoring system and walking away with cheap decisions would be the implementation of yellow cards like they used to have in Pride FC.
In Pride, if a fighter failed to initiate offense or deliberately stalled, they would get issued a yellow card and 10% of their purse was immediately taken away.
If you step into the UFC octagon, you should come to fight and definitely get penalized for fleeing an opponent or stalling. As Dana White said in the UFC 149 post-fight presser, this is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, not the Ultimate Clinching Championship.
No one wants to see a fighter stall by pinning their opponent against the cage in a clinch or smothering them on the ground with a Chael Sonnen-esque "lay and pray" style.
Should the UFC give out yellow cards like they used to in Pride FC?
read entire article...
Related MMA gear from the UG Store