Conor McGregor proposed new MMA rule change
By Amy Kaplan
Conor McGregor has an idea of how to make MMA just a little bit better.
On Saturday, while UFC San Antonio and the David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant fight was airing, former two-division champion Conor McGregor, tweeted an idea for a new rule change in MMA.
"There should be no spitting or snot rockets permitted in the octagon whatsoever. Should be a point deduction," he tweeted.
He followed that up with a second tweet writing, "One gollier of a spit and two snot rockets each nostril just now from both fighters at the end of the 4th. It's a ridiculous habit some people have. It should be abolished via threat of point deduction."
Much like everything else he tweets, he deleted the comments, but we screen-capped them before that happened.
There's no legitimate rule prohibiting "snot rockets" but there is an unwritten rule that fighters follow due to protecting a broken nose between rounds.
If theyhave a broken nose, and they try to blow it, their eyes swell and they can't see. It's what happened to Donlad "Cowboy" Cerrone when he fought Tony Ferguson in 2019.
“Man, I just wanted to keep fighting. I was just asking, ‘Can you just push the air back down?’ You’re right, I shouldn’t have blown my nose. I’m a veteran, I’m old school, and I should’ve known that. But I did, and I humbly couldn’t finish the fight, and I apologize," he told reporters after the fight.