Posted by CornishMMA
That way getting a perfect pick for a harder pick (stoppage) is worth more than the easier picks (decisions) which at the mo both get 11 points, the way i would do it is have another 2 points for those thing i listed before
Exactly. It would be like another +2, and if agreed upon some appropriate bonus could be worked on. I am not saying replace the original box, but simply add a new one giving you a chance to pick more specifically and earn more points.
Winner: Joe Stevenson
Ending details: submission
(BONUS) Method: choke
If I know Stevenson loves guillotines and feel he is probably going to choke his opponent out, it makes sense I get more points than someone who picks leg lock.
If you got the submission part right but not the bonus, nothing would be taken away from you.
Posted by tap_or_snap
Obviously there would need to be more than just leg, arm & choke for submissions, add an "other" catagory for neck cranks, the elusive twister and odd stuff like tapping due to a tight body triangle or fatigue etc, and a sub due to strikes as well.
If adding an "other" catagory would make you guys happy I am perfectly fine with that. I do agree it would solve any problems of submissions that fall into odd catagories.
Posted by tap_or_snap
The standing/ground thing is a bit dodge as well, what happens when anderson ko's someone with a big knee off the shot and from the replay its clear the ko'ed fighter had a knee in contact with the floor when he went to sleep? Is that ground or standing?
With the KO/TKO deal, if the fight was stopped while they were on their feet, with the final blows being delivered on the feet, such as Silva vs Franklin, that would be Standing. If the fight was stopped while they were on the ground, with the final blows being delivered on the ground, such as Rampage vs Liddell II, that would be Ground. Its as simple as that. Where ever the last blow takes place before the fight is stopped, that is where the KO/TKO took place.
Also, I was not familiar with the UFC fantasy league prior to this suggestion, and am not trying to copy them in anyway. I thought of this on my own and only shared it because I thought it could improve the site providing a nice way earn more points for picking more acurately and indepth. After checking out the UFC league, I don't like the minute pick stuff either, and agree that it is over kill. Adding this simple extra box won't turn it into the UFC league, so for everybody bringing it up, there is no need to use it as a comparison.
So once again, it will NOT make the picking any harder. It will only provide the chance to be rewarded for picking more indepth.