rippy i do see your point on that , i've see alot of that were the fighter is str8 but the ref steps in to quick, now pride is differrent with some rules they can stomp and use knees on ground on the head ufc you can't do that no more. i believe dana put alot of money in to it and don't want to seee the money go for bad with a bunch of fighers getting badly hurt. in boxing also you do get more time to heal then what you do in mma ( pride ufc k.o.c. and k-1). to me i love to watch all, i my eyes fighting is an art , an art in many forms.