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Old 06-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I am glad the foot stomps and soccer kicks are gone but I too support the knees to the head of a grounded opponent ala Heath Herring. There is no doubt in my mind that fighters would scramble out of that position quickly if they were legal instead of resting up.

But I think the stoppages in the US are getting way to quick. Anyone that saw Calvancante v. Aoki II this year think that fight would have not been stopped when Calvancante was pounding Aoki's head for a while. Still dunno how he survived that but he did and went on to win one of the most impressive back from the dead victories of all time IMO. I never like to get into the What ifs on specific fight stoppages but that's my point, there should be VEEERY little debate after a fight is stopped. Now we get like 1 or 2 a PPV.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I do cringe occasionally when I see those soccer kicks or stomps landing, as brutal as it looks I still think it was a relatively safe aspect of the sport, even if it was the least safest.

I don't know if the UFC needs them. I'm not really jonesing to see soccer kicks and stomps, but I wouldn't be complaining if they were added (which they won't be).

Knees to a downed opponent on the other hand, I really would love to see. Adding that would add so many new elements of strategy to a fight. I think I might even be willing to trade elbows for them. Now don't get me wrong, I love elbows, but I hate the fact that they cut fighters so often, even ending the fight if it's bad enough.
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Knees to a downed opponent on the other hand, I really would love to see. Adding that would add so many new elements of strategy to a fight. I think I might even be willing to trade elbows for them. Now don't get me wrong, I love elbows, but I hate the fact that they cut fighters so often, even ending the fight if it's bad enough.

Exactly how i feel on the subject.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Soccer kicks knees to downd opponant = Good
Stomps = bad

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Charles Lee Ray, it was a legit sport and they did have there place in it, it is just too brutal for some people. You can't say they have no place in a legit sport, it doesn't make the sport any less legit...

I am glad that Soccer kicks and Stomps are not allowed in UFC, but I would like to see Knee's to a grounded opponent.

EDIT: I take that back, if I had a choice, I would like to see them.
I'm glad the stomps are gone, but I don't mind soccer kicks, and I definitely want to see knees to a "downed" opponent. Knees to a grounded opponent need to be legalized for many reasons.

EDIT: Burton's post above mine says it all. +rep.
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Hi guys, im not sure if this has been posted before and if it has i appologise for wasting peoples time. I have just watched alot of fighters such as Shogun when they fought in pride. Upon watching alot of this footage i couldnt help but notice how brutal pride actually is. They allowed kicking in the face and stamping on peoples heads whilst down and im so happy this isnt allowed in the ufc. I love mma but i think those aspects of pride were just a little to much to take in.Anyone else glad this kind of thing isnt allowed in the ufc or do you guys think the ufc would be better if this aspect was allowed?
The videos I seen of people jumping and stomping on their opponent's face didn't sit to well with me. Knees I am fine with though.
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