After a tumultuous week of reactions from numerous commissions and public figures concerning the new rulings passed by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), the state of California has released a statement concerning changes they will or won’t be adopting when concerning the new rules. The statement did clearly define how California will deal with the new rules.Article
I don't like Califonia's definition for the back of the head. It is too easy for a lay and pray fighter to just hide his face and not get hit.
God most of these rules changes are awful and/or pointless, and california is apparently neglecting the only change that makes sense in the downward pointing elbows rule. I'd love to hear what their discussions were like about these rules.
Person A: "ooh elbows... We don't have those in boxing. Sounds dangerous!"
Person B: "clearly the angle the elbow is thrown at should be considered"
Person C: "Yeah I think if they're going sideways-like they'll just bounce off, but if it's going like straight down you could easily break a hole directly through someone's head."
Person A: "We should probably make that illegal."
i don't see the ufc coming to cali at all anymore
I like how you can hit some of the weakest parts of the skull yet some of the strongest are illegal spots. Weak.
What is with the weight differences? Does that mean heavyweights can't have more than 20 lbs weight difference? That would mean that a smaller heavyweight like Mirko Cro Cop or Brandon Vera couldn't fight a large heavyweight like Frank Mir or Brock Lesnar. When Randy Couture fought Tim Sylvia there was about a 40 lbs weight difference and it didn't have much affect on the fight.