Apparently DSE, who does the Pride and Bushido promotions, is looking at instituting new rules. They are looking at having stand-up only style rules. DSE mentioned that this new style of rules could be used in a possible match-up; such as, Cro Cop versus Mark Hunt. This might be what some fighters would love to see if their ground game is not up to par.
So will these stand-up rules be instituted into the MMA promotions – Pride and Bushido? Some MMA fans might see this as a watering down of the MMA product that they enjoy. Apparently DSE may start a new promotion for this K-1 style of fighting. MMAWeekly asked DSE and they said, “It may be” given a “new brand name as PRIDE and Bushido.”