Originally Posted by DoubleK
WTF happened in the Wideman fight. Can't hear very well in the bar.
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Wideman put his hands down because he was in danger. Before January, one hand on the mat could save you from
Knees to the head. Now, you have to have both hands down. The attacker can, however, lift those hands off to deliver the knee legally. The ref either wasn't aware of the new rule, or, (more likely) made the wrong judgement call. It was really close so I wouldn't fault the ref.
Nobody seemed to know what to do once they realized it was a legal knee. I don't get how the ref was overuled to begin with because there is no instant replay in NY.
Just a weird, unprecedented situation.