Originally Posted by Bonnie
I agree, define the rule clearly as to what is and isn't "downed" rather than leave it to a human's discretion.
If your opponent is on his back, why would you take a knee or be downed other than being on top of him, like straddling him or side control? Why would you be in such a position?
Sometimes, when a fighter is on his back, his opponent may be on one knee trying to throw punches down. If the fighter on his back delivers an upkick to that opponent, he's charged with kicking the head of a downed opponent. I don't like that rule. If you're on your back, you should be allowed to kick upwards regardless of your opponents position. (in my opinion)