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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 06:22 PM
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Yeah I'd say that is a good example of a lucky win on Okami's part.

As far as judges decision, yes if the fight is close and and someone wins by split decision, the decision itself could be put down to luck. A coin flip really.

apart from these type of scenarios a victory based on pure luck is extremely rare. The Randleman KO was in no way pure luck, but you could say luck was a factor. Then of course that's where the arguing comes in on how big a factor it actually was, and that can go on forever

Does Crocop beat randleman 90% of the time?????????? If the answer is yes than it was probably lucky.
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Does Crocop beat randleman 90% of the time?????????? If the answer is yes than it was probably lucky.
You can't put it to PURE luck. Luck was only a factor in that fight. A large factor? Maybe. But Randleman also had the power, speed and technique to make that punch do so much damage.

I think you could say Randleman was lucky to have connected so well, but not as lucky as to say it was ALL luck
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You can't put it to PURE luck. Luck was only a factor in that fight. A large factor? Maybe. But Randleman also had the power, speed and technique to make that punch do so much damage.

I think you could say Randleman was lucky to have connected so well, but not as lucky as to say it was ALL luck
I agree.
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I say let them say what they want. Not every one is an expert.

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post #45 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 07:46 PM
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agreed there is no such thing as luck in MMA b/c anything can happen, as we've seen all it takes is one solid punch and then its done
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If there was an award for stupidest thread ever this would surely be a contender...

of course there is such a thing as "luck"...when a fighter lands a punch that 99 times out of a 100 he wouldn't have that's luck.
How do you know that he wouldn't have landed it 99 times out of 100?? Maybe those times he didn't land it, it was just luck on the other guy's part that he blocked it in time.

I don't see anything stupid about this thread. There's a big difference between getting lucky, which every fighter does with every move he makes basically, and winning solely on luck, which rarely happens. What is stupid about it anyway?



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Yep you could basically argue that there is no such thing as luck, not just in MMA but anywhere
You donít chose your parents, the country you were born in, your genetics, your environment, it's all down to luck.
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I consider a luck a skill. But there was nothing lucky about Serra's victory, St. Pierre was not his usual self. He kept going for the high kick but never set them up with his punches.
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Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Serra was prepared and took full advantage of his opportunity. He did everything it took to be in a position to reap the benefits of a situation that could involve luck.

There also degrees of luck. It's not like he was out of shape, closed gis eyes, and swung for the fences. Serra used skill to win the fight.

If that's luck, then so far in my life anytime I've done anything worthwhile, I just got lucky - but I created all that luck, just like Serra.
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