Originally Posted by Couchwarrior
It's grabbing the trachea that is illegal, rather than grabbing the entire throat. I guess it looks similar from a distance, but the referee should be able to see the difference. Btw Wandy did the same to Jardine while he was GnPing him.
I see your point, though the trachea is in the throat and takes up considerable space where it looked like Bigfoot was holding Fedor.
It looks like it may not matter though. The rules I found on the web for NJ only ban throat strikes, and doesn't mention grabbing at all.