I posted something on the Tyron Woodley thread that made me think this might make an interesting fanpost (although forgive me if it's already been discussed before - I haven't seen anything recently).
In the Strikeforce event Saturday alone there were major inconsistencies in the refereeing of groundwork / standups from the ground.
Against Woodley - Mein was active on the bottom and he may have averted countless standup opportunities. I think most people would agree a rule change is well overdue so in cases like this the guy on the bottom can potentially win the fight if the guy on top is just stalling/holding position.
Something that would make the guy on top pretty much have to posture up and strike or go for submissions - therefore opening up sub opps from the bottom and leading to more exciting ground fighting. This has to happen soon IMO, the referees standing up the action is way too inconsistent. At the weekend for example I believe Winslow stood King Mo up postured up in half guard yet Woodley was blanketing in guard countless times without being stood up.
Ideas on how this rule change might work would make for an interesting discussion here perhaps?
My 2 cents.... Something along the lines of – the guy on top has 30 secs to try and truly advance position, posture up and strike or go for a submission or they stand it up. Half assed g&p with head on someones chest (nutralising subs from the bottom) should not count as effective offence.
Any other thoughts/suggestions on this?
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