I realize this is a necro'ed thread, and that I really don't have a dog in this fight. I won't be going to Arizona to live any time soon. However, the "deadly eye gouging" fighting requirement got me to thinking.
What if you modified the eye gouging rules? To whit: don't allow real eye gouging, as that risks a lot of injury no one can fix. Instead, if either competitor manages to grab the other's nose between thumb and forefinger, that counts as an eye gouge. Competition is paused while grabbed competitor must put on an eye patch. A second successful nose grab results in a blindfold.
I dunno. I doubt an offer of that nature would bring roaches out of the woodwork, so to speak. But it would certainly make a match more interesting. Thoughts?
Incidentally, I've been bitten while trying to apply yeri gatame (scarf hold). It hurt, but did not halt my progress. I just switched to a different position, farther from those choppers. :eatbaby: