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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Bigfoot posts pictures to prove illegal shots.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva quickly began protesting the TKO stoppage caused by the onslaught of Cain Velasquez last weekend at UFC 160, and the protest continues.
“Bigfoot” initiated the claims that referee Marion Yamasaki called the fight too early at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, and said he believed that the UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez landed several illegal blows to the back of the head leading to the finish. Velasquez finished the fight early in the first round in dominant fashion and the champ felt the stoppage was justified, the same can be said for UFC President Dana White.
While “Bigfoot” did eat 11 unanswered blows from Velasquez before Mario Yamaski broke the men apart, some fighters took to Twitter to dispute the stoppage as well. Silva went as far as to say that the ref’s should be penalized for bad stoppages, and came to the post-fight presser with an ice pack on the back of his head.
Since no action has been taken in favor of his dispute, “Bigfoot” has released a photo via his Instagram where he suggest he has bruising around the back of the head, particularly where the spine is attached to the skull. Along with the photo, Silva gave his thoughts where he stated that he isn’t attempting to make excuses, and would have rather been rendered completely unconscious so there would be no doubts.
Here is the photo of “Pezao’s” bruising, followed by his statement:

“Winning or losing is part of sport and every professional athlete has prepared for these kinds of results, sometimes it’s how you lose. The photo above on the left was taken hours after the fight and on the right was taken today, was told by several people that I took blows to the back of the head where it is considered irregular blows, just see the pictures and video of the fight to confer … I do not want this making excuses for my loss would have rather been knocked over without conditions to raise or terminated than have lost in my view unfairly … Blow to the ear does not get swollen like part of the rear of the head.”
What does Penn Nation think? Was the stoppage early at UFC 160? Should Mario Yamasaki be penalized? Let us know!

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First i want to say that i do not see any bruising in the back of his head lol.

While in total i see maybe 2 illegal shots the rest look clean. Plus the first illegal shot which i believe is Cains second punch in the flurry is actually Bigfoots fault. Cain already took a swing and Bigfoot moved the back of his head directly in the way of the punch. Its not possible for Cain to take full force swings and in 1/10th of a second notice that Bigfoot moved the back of his head in the way and pull the punch back. Bigfoot is the one to blame for that and in no way can i blame Cain or should any Ref. The other illegal one is completely towards the end after like 8-9 unanswered legal blows. IMHO you cant just put the back of your head out there and completely unintelligent defend yourself and expect that a few punches wont hit you there when your only form of defense is a hand to the side of your head/the rule that a person cant hit you in the back of the head/ and your small movement that makes it difficult to hit the small opening on every punch. Your bound to get a few punches to the back and really you have no one to blame but yourself.

Thats my opinion like it or not. And obviously the ref agreed with me. I remember one of the refs actually yelling out "Well quit using the back of your head to defend yourself then" which i wish all the refs would say. That needs to be a rule of evidence that someone is not intelligently defending themselves.

Gabriel Gonzaga had a legit case for the back of the head vs travis browne because those could have been completely avoided.

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I think I saw one illegal shot in the back literally right before the ref called it.
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I saw 3 or 4 illegal shots. But it is a tough position to be in when the guy is turtling up the fight should be over anyway. Tucking your head and eating canvas isn't defending yourself.
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He was hit four times in the back of the head, only one of which was illegal because Bigfoot was moving around.
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Only 1 shot was illegal. Everything else was on the borderline. Plus, the 1 illegal shot was only illegal because Bigfoot was trying to bury his head in sand. Another thing, what the **** are those pics for? Are they for or against Bigfoot claiming he was hit in the back of the head?
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The stoppage was early, but the whole rule about getting hit in the back of the head is subjective, which means its up to the ref to call. He can petition all he wants, but the fact is he eat a clean shot to the chin, went down, and got pounded on...ref stopped it too soon, but he was probably going get finished there regardless.
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Most of those look clean. I think 3 were maybe illegal but Bigfoot moved into them.

And the only bruise I see is outside of the mohawk area which is clean.

It's not the back of the head that's illegal, it's like the spine of the head as they say.

The back of the head needs to stop being such a point of emphasis, yes it's a sensitive area but so is the head in general...people shouldn't just be able to get backmount and launch bombs on your brain stem but I hate this Im gonna turtle attitude and sway so he hits the back of my head and then complain about it.

Bigfoot has no credibility here though because he always has an excuse.

He complained about the elbow the first fight which was perfectly legitimate.

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There is a pretty big bruise right in the middle of his neck at the base of the skull. There were a couple there that were illegal that weren't Bigfoots fault and a couple that were. The last one was the worst one and it was totally on Cain. The ref was already stepping in to stop the fight at that point though. I don't think it is enough to overturn the decision.
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if you are turtling up, because you just got dropped... you have no right to complain about a few accidental illegal shots to the back of the head... maybe if your face wasn't in the canvas he wouldn't have hit you in the back of the head...

Head-butting fists and KOing the air is not effective striking.
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People should stop turning their heads away if they don't want to get hit in the back of the head (which is being used as a defense in some cases because of the rules, similar to keeping a finger on the mat when they're about to get kneed).
These rules are meant to protect the fighters, not to hide behind them and cry about getting hit illegally.
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