According to the story, Rickson looks not only to give more points to submission attempts, but to actually penalize players for pulling guard. I think that will certainly make matches more interesting- the highest amount of points are set on a bit of a gray area though. I mean, just how far along in the submission attempt does someone have to be before they are awarded points? I would like to think we are going more along the lines of what an advantage is supposed to be: an honest, legitimate attempt to submit your opponent, but it just doesn’t happen. I just hate the idea of someone throwing on sloppy, lazy armbars left and right because they know the ref has to give them points because “it was a submission attempt”. Still, it looks to be an interesting concept and I will certainly keep an eye out for how this progresses.
Check it out and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!