Wanderlei Silva wants knees to the ground to replace elbows, soccer kicks might be too much

Former PRIDE champion, Wanderlei Silva would like to see knees to the head to a grounded opponent to replace elbows in the unified MMA rules, explaining fighters have started to use the “four points on the ground” to avoid taking damage.

Wanderlei, speaking via an interview with Michael Schiavello, said:

“Knees on the ground and kicks on the ground I used a lot, and I used very well. Kicks on the ground, maybe no, but I think guys need to use knees on the ground because sometimes guys will just put their four points on the ground so you can’t hit them. I think in the future if I could change some things, I would allow knees to the ground and maybe take out the elbows.”

“I like it but I think it’s so aggressive that it might be too much — soccer kicks might also be too much. I like them, but they may be too much. In some places in the world MMA is still illegal.”

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