After getting the bejesus beaten out of him by someone with a more diverse arsenal of weapons, Shogun pines for the days when his beloved foot stomps were legal:
Former Pride star Shogun has spent the majority of his career in competitions permitting stomps, and he is a huge advocate of that particular weapon.
“I hope for a change in rules. The stomps… my opinion is elbows are more dangerous than stomps.”
Asked directly if he would like the UFC to make stomps legal, Shogun answered: “Yes!”
I dunno, I think I’d rather not have a situation where someone’s head explodes under Shogun’s foot during a pay per view. We all know stomps were the butter on Shogun’s bread, but so what? I’m sure a lot of oldschool fighters really enjoyed punching people in the neck and spine too. I’m as crazy bloodthirsty as the next fan, but I think the sport took a step in the right direction when we decided people’s faces aren’t soccer balls or appropriate parking for Brazilian 10-and-a-halfs.