The ABC’s new Unified Rules of MMA officially went into effect yesterday, and along with them a new criteria for judging MMA rounds.
I think the new rules are great, but they definitely need clarification!
"While most states should be adopting all the changes, MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi reported last week that New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland and South Dakota will not adopt the new rules in full, with specific concern towards the new definition of a grounded fighter and allowing heel kicks to the kidneys." Doesn't that make them pointless? How hard is it to get unified rules across the US?
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