Should the UFC issue yellow cards?

by Eric Holden | source:

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?

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Abli83 site profile image  

7/25/12 7:35 AM by Abli83

Hell yes

simpsonaye site profile image  

7/25/12 4:35 AM by simpsonaye

It doesn't seem fair to me to have other people taking hold of 10% or your pay.Maybe with the correct training judges can make the correct calls, but then maybe with training the judges can stop a fight on time...

caseharts site profile image  

7/25/12 2:05 AM by caseharts

The guy on the bottom could try and get up? IAgree that some dudes or boring but if a guycan't get up he might need to get better.This coming from a guy who did bjj long before wrestling. But if we are going to call sitting in guard stalling than sitting on the out side and just jabbing could be argued. As well as for whatever cheik Kongo and Jordan were doing at UFC149. As well as Condit against Diaz and Tim against Lombard. It call all be argued if u aren't engaging u are stalling right? Someone needs to draw a line. ABD striking and clinch work should be included

discodrew site profile image  

7/25/12 1:56 AM by discodrew

same with instagram.

UGCTT_chuckles1 site profile image  

7/25/12 1:55 AM by UGCTT_chuckles1

LOL Nick Diaz took a picture of this thread and posted it on twitter.

HighlandStyle site profile image  

7/25/12 1:22 AM by HighlandStyle

They should enforce the timidity rule and doc a fighter a point. This, obviously, is not happening as often as it should. Maybe what they should do is have a review board who reviews the fight and docs the referee 10% of their pay if they are allowing this type of thing to happen and are not doing anything about it. It's the ref's job to make sure the fight keeps moving, not the fighters. Don't doc the fighter's pay because the ref isn't doing his job.

Tractor site profile image  

7/24/12 7:35 PM by Tractor

Fuck yes. And stoppage bonus instead of win bonus

Nameless1 site profile image  

7/24/12 7:01 PM by Nameless1

Yes .

billywadd site profile image  

7/24/12 6:25 PM by billywadd

Fitch just tryin to make som $$$$ yall

rodhicks site profile image  

7/24/12 6:19 PM by rodhicks