FETT_ LayNprayNINJA -stonepony -gokudamus - I'll tell you how to stop it. Make sticking your hand out open a penalty. Period.
When Bones does it, his fingers are vertical. It should be a legitimate tactic to use a big open hand in the face to obstruct the other fighter's view and to distract them. etc.
Should be a warning.
Blue please? Thanks.
Should be a warning how many times?????
Jones was warned around a dozen time in one fucking fight. When is warnings not enough?
And, I don't think JJ has ever poked any fighter in the eye? In slow motion you can see it's clear that he is careful with his fingers.
They should get a warning for when the fingers are horizontal, moving toward the eyes. It would be stupid to make it illegal for Jones to face-palm his hand vertically in front of a fighter without touching them. These rules add up a contrived sport, akin to any other stick and ball game.
MMA must be as freestyle as possible. Otherwise it's no longer real MMA. Unfortunately a lot of fans are fine with that. Fine with ropes, and rules, and all these contrivances designed to skew the sport away from pure MMA.