Banning elbows won't change standup or GnP that drastically because punches are still possible in those positions.Originally Posted by Rodja
Banning knees/kicks on grounded opponents however totally changes the whole game. Liddell had to simply let Vernon White and Horn simply get back up when he dropped them numerous times because he couldn't throw any meaningful strikes while they flopped around in front of him.
Allowing knees/kicks on grounded opponents is much closer to the original early UFC rules. It means good striking possibilities are always available in EVERY POSITION even if elbows are banned.