Did you know that the ADCC changed their rules because of Nick Rodriguez?
Well, that’s what Rodriguez claims to be the case.
Namely, in a conversation with Nicky Ryan, Rodriguez asked him if he ever played on his knees. Ryan replied:
A little bit, not too much. The only reason I don’t too much is because in ADCC they now count that as a guard-pull so I try and stay away from developing that habit.
So how did that guard pull rule come into effect?
Nick Rodriguez says it was because of him:
It’s crazy that they actually changed a rule because of me.
For those of you that don’t know – during my first ADCC I was renowned for, like, scoring points and causing a lot of off-balances from wrestling from my knees.
Going to two knees or to one knee and attacking or re-attacking my opponents, and previously a guard-pull was only considered (to be) pulling to your butt in this fashion.
But because of my knee-wrestling they were, like: “Oh, that’s gotta be points’ so they kinda changed a rule because of me.
You may watch the entire conversation on the video below:
So, what do you think? Was this rule change a good call by the ADCC?