The 3 second clinch rule leaves a lot to be desired.
Supposedley fighters are suppose to clinch ,strike and release ,without the ref getting involved but would you really release a clinch (all the time ),knowing full well that your opponent just might hit you on the break ?
expecting fighters to disengage themselves completely in all situations is not realistic and actually could be dangerous for some fighters.
The 3 second rule should have (imo) a referee that gets active in seperateing them after 3 seconds ,not just thinking that they will simply release themselves after every clinch
I know that I personally wouldn’t want release a clinch if I was not 100 percent certain my opponent wasn’t going to hit on the break
the 3 second rule should have a refs intervention because expecting fighters to release in all situations ,just doesn’t seem rational and safe