Posted by postman
I kinda find it funny that there is no problem with using the cage to help execute a takedown but we want to take a point for using it to stop at takedown.
Exactly. The cage is a weapon that is allowed to be used in matches... I'm not trying to say we should allow grabbing, but that's what sucks about the cage, it shouldn't be used in the ways it is currently so I guess it kinda balances things a bit. This is why the ring, or even better the open mat, is a far better environment to hold a fight... but, alas, that argument is done.
Also excessively taking points to the point that it starts deciding matches often would be horrible. Sports have to decide that certain infractions need to be dealt w/ the way grabbing currently is... just like penalties in football. Everyone knows that holding isn't going to stop, and we all know that if you look hard enuf there is holding on every play probably from both sides, so it is dealt w/ somewhat and allowed to go on somewhat but they don't deal w/ it in a way that usually makes a huge difference in the outcome of the game (at least no one penalty has that much impact most of the time). I don't think most ppl want 2-3 fights on every card decided by minor infractions. And there aren't a lot of ways to penalize someone in a fight w/o directly effecting the outcome of the fight. (personally i like the idea of fining after the fight but think that would go over like a lead balloon)