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Rampage Jackson has more tactics he thinks are cheap / should be illegal

I think we’re all in agreement that Jon Jones’ kicks to the knee are kinda cheapsauce. But Rampage Jackson goes even further than that and wants to see them (amongst other things) ruled illegal:

“It should be called the illegal kick. It should be banned and it shows a lot about the fighter’s character that he would throw it. How would he like it if somebody threw it at him and stopped him working for a year? I thought it was an illegal move. I think spinning elbows should be illegal too because they land on the back of the head. But I appreciate a good fight, a good scrap, I just wonder which rule fighters will bend next.”

I doubt Rampage would be in such a quick mood to rewrite the rulebooks if someone pointed out half his slams have technically been spikes. Let’s face it: we’re in a sport where there are a lot of moves specifically designed to hurt someone really bad. As a general rule of thumb, we’re trying to keep this shit ‘ultimate’ … which means as few rules as possible. While I’d be open to an ‘oblique kick’ ban if fighters start sliding into each other like baseball players going for home base and breaking legs backwards on the regular, it hasn’t happened yet. So let’s not get crazy and start adding rules that aren’t really needed. That wouldn’t be very Ultimate at all.

  • CAP

    Chael is getting smashed. Oh and fuck Rampage.

  • frickshun

    I 100% agree w/Rampage here. To target the middle of a load-bearing appendage in the hopes of breaking it backwards falls into the category of “small joint manipulation” in my mind. To thrust the most powerful strike at a weak joint without giving your opponent the chance to “tap” (like to a kneebar) is pretty fucking bullshit.

    PS: Rampage gonna get wrecked!! Fatty stopped training hard after the Hendo fight.

  • epic

    He cries a bunch – but I do agree with him here.

  • PhilMcKraken

    They allow heelhooks, which can completely wreck knees directly before a guy even has a chance to tap. How is this worse?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    You all honestly think leg kicks should be illegal? You guys are fucking crazy. Sanitizing this shit gets us to pure wrestling.

    Defend it or lose it. Check the kick or get hurt by the kick. Same as his knuckle punches; Getting hit in the skull doesn’t heal as well as an ACL.

    And yer right, Ryan – especially crazy coming from spiky-von-headbutt.

  • iamphoenix

    Before I get into fights I lay down the ground rules first.
    The first rule is that if you are betting at me than fighting, you don’t fight and let me kill you. Otherwise it’s just unfair.

  • iamphoenix

    *better. I think my brain is still drunk from this weekend.

  • Reverend Clint

    a kick like that little ability to really damage your leg compared to one from the side unless you watch movies too much.

  • noiseless

    don’t get fucking kicked in the leg like that, ya doofus. but yeah, i don’t like it. kick sucks.

  • Blackula Jonez

    I want knees and elbows to the heads of grounded opponents, no 3 point stance no tag-back/safe zone.


  • kwagnuth

    It’s a cheap shot and who wants to see a fight end by knee hyperextension.That rates right up there with a fight ending by cut accept this is quite obviously deliberate.