Two months in a row, UFC gatherings saw fights conclusion owing to illegal knees.
At UFC 259, Petr Yan dropped the bantamweight title when he was disqualified for hitting Aljamain Sterling with an unlawful knee. A 7 days afterwards, Eryk Anders strike Darren Stewart with a person – but spared the DQ decline and rather just had to offer with a no contest.
Both of those knees had been illegal – but one particular was far more illegal than the other. There is some system to the insanity guiding the interpretation of the rule. But it continue to appears like in MMA, distinct referees may possibly contact comparable circumstances in unique ways – which can guide to confusion for the fighters and admirers.
So we asked our panel on this week’s episode of “Spinning Again Clique” if there are any superior options for how this type of things plays out from time to time. Verify out the video above to hear “Georgeous” George Garcia, Nolan King, Farah Hannoun and moderator Simon Head weigh in. You can also check out the full episode down below.