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Commission Clarifies "Back of the Head" Rules for MMA

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The Association of Boxing Commissions recently held its annual conference in New Orleans, and a number of revisions and clarifications to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts were approved by the attending members.

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Post #1   8/5/09 11:00:46AM   

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This is how I've understood the rule for a long time. Why is it being "clarified" now?

Post #2   8/5/09 11:50:06AM   

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Posted by Rush

This is how I've understood the rule for a long time. Why is it being "clarified" now?



Good question!!

Post #3   8/5/09 3:46:10PM   

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because it was never officially defined...

Post #4   8/5/09 4:02:21PM   

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Well at least the refs have defined rule now but I still think some refs wont understand it.

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Posted by Aether

because it was never officially defined...



Then how did I know about it prior to this article being published? The issue of head strikes was discussed by Big John long ago.

I was initially confused about the definition of downward elbow strikes, but that also got cleared up ages ago as well.

Post #6   8/5/09 10:54:40PM