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AlphaDawg 04-29-2013 03:37 AM

Illegal elbow rocked Chael?
 
So I just noticed Jones rocked Chael with a questionable elbow. Not arguing that Jones needed to cheat to win, just sayin' it happened. Here's a gif of it. Looks 12-6 to me.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wbvf4IsqDZ...kM/s1600/1.gif (gif is too big for me to post directly, had to use URL)

Am I late to the party or is this something new? I haven't seen anyone even acknowledge it yet.

EDIT:

Official Rule
Quote:

Striking downward using the point of the elbow. All elbow strikes are legal except for an elbow that is thrown in a downward trajectory (hand traveling from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock). Any elbow thrown with an arc is a legal elbow. The point of the elbow may be used as striking instrument as well as the forearm or the tricep area of the arm.”


His hand is traveling from 12-6, there is no arc and only the point of the elbow lands.

Hammerlock2.0 04-29-2013 03:44 AM

As far as I know a 12-6 elbow means your arm is vertical and your fist is up in the air. I don't think this would be considered a 12-6 elbow (correct me please).

Luckily there's a gif of Jones doing what I think is a 12-6 elbow.


Toroian 04-29-2013 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerlock2.0 (Post 2026066)
As far as I know a 12-6 elbow means your arm is vertical and your fist is up in the air. I don't think this would be considered a 12-6 elbow (correct me please).

Luckily there's a gif of Jones doing what I think is a 12-6 elbow.


This man is correct, give him a cookie.

Killz 04-29-2013 03:57 AM

Nobody has acknowledged it because it wasnt an illegal elbow... ;)

K R Y 04-29-2013 04:19 AM

Nothing illegal at all. Hammers gif shows 12-6's perfectly. Not even close to anything he threw vs Chael.

DonRifle 04-29-2013 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K R Y (Post 2026162)
Nothing illegal at all. Hammers gif shows 12-6's perfectly. Not even close to anything he threw vs Chael.

Damn thats a nasty elbow. Looks like it would leave severe dent in your face!

PheelGoodInc 04-29-2013 06:56 AM

... who cares if it was illegal? (It wasn't)

The outcome of that fight would not have been any different.

AlphaDawg 04-29-2013 11:35 AM

I'm not seeing any difference. In both gifs he comes down vertically with the point of the elbow. One is just more blatant than the other.

HitOrGetHit 04-29-2013 11:39 AM

That didn't look illegal at all to me. :dunno:

osmium 04-29-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlphaDawg (Post 2026954)
I'm not seeing any difference. In both gifs he comes down vertically with the point of the elbow. One is just more blatant than the other.

The motion is what is illegal not hitting someone with the point of your elbow. He is using a forward motion on Chael not 12-6. It has to be straight up and straight down like the second gif if you change the motion slightly in any way it is legal. The rule is pretty absurd.


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