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Old 11-25-2008, 11:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what if they just allowed cage grabbing?
You cant be serious surely? That would give an unbelievably unfair advantage to stand up guys
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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agree that it changes the outcome sometimes** but the cage is there - most of the time it's just a natural reaction to crab something, same thing happens in the ring with rope grabbing**
People subconsciously grab whatever is out-there sometimes it's thin air

The only way to go is make cage out of fiberglass or something
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You cant be serious surely? That would give an unbelievably unfair advantage to stand up guys
never said i agreed with it, just curious what other people thought
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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it may be really hard to stop yourself from doing it but these guys are professionals and the only way to stop it is to make them train for it when they know it's an automatic point loss no questions asked**
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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never said i agreed with it, just curious what other people thought
Ah ok, that'll learn me to assume

well, i think it would definately be a step backwards for MMA

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it may be really hard to stop yourself from doing it but these guys are professionals and the only way to stop it is to make them train for it when they know it's an automatic point loss no questions asked**
100% agree** In order to stop it, you need a sufficient penalty to act as a deterrent** automatic point reduction, and placing the fighters on the ground would soon put an end to it
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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right, it needs to suck more for the guy who made the foul then the other guy****right?
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it really can change the outcome of a fight** it sometimes changes the whole outcome of a fight**
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Im not saying it changes fights but what i am saying it defintly can change fights**
So to be clear, it can change fights, right?


In all seriousness, I think it should be a warning the first time, no matter how minor the grab, and 1 point off the second time, no matter how minor the grab**
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They should restart the fight on the ground, that should stop it**
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How do you train to stop doing something that you do instinctively?
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How do you train to stop doing something that you do instinctively?
The same way you train not to bite ur nails

You sparr in an electric fenced cage


No but in all seriousness I agree that the only way of stopping this would be that every ref seen fence grabbing point deduction

In all cases
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