“In the future, all judges must be able to tell me how many fingers I’m holding up. Ergo, Cecil Peoples is fired.”
If we were to write down all recent indications that the unified rules of MMA need some revising, we would need to lock ourselves away with a kilo of meth and a poop bucket for weeks. We would end up with something the length of War and Peace but reading like the Unabomber’s Manifesto, menitoning everything from the eye poke rule to two-point deductions to feces-related disqualifications. Perhaps not knowing what type of floodgates he’s opening, or banking on the fact that most MMA fans are too illiterate and lazy to scream “rabble, rabble, rabble” persistently, Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Keith Kizer is going out of his way to welcome your suggestions for changes to the rules:
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will be holding an open meeting this month where mixed martial arts fans can suggest alterations they would like to see to the unified rules. Fans can also submit their suggestions by email to NSAC director Keith Kizer by email via firstname.lastname@example.org
NSAC’s press release declares the body to be interested in “comments from interested persons on any matter related to contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat, or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the NSAC.” The best suggestions will be presented at a regulation hearing in the Spring, and will be open for public comment. A final hearing would be held thereafter, and the rule or rules will be voted on.
Well, jackals, here’s your chance: you have the eyes and ears of the big cheese. If previous idle chatter has been any indication, this move on the NSAC’s part should be like ” target=”_blank”>popping a really, really effusive zit. Certainly, if we here at Fightlinker do not suggest improvements, we have no right to complain about future rule-related snafus. Ah, who the hell am I kidding, we’ll do it anyway.