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Old 11-03-2006, 04:31 PM   #91 (permalink)
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The reason why he holds on chokes longer is because he has been fake tapped before. A fake tap is when the person in the submission move taps the fighter 2 times (3 taps is technically a tap out). Royce let the guy out after 2 taps because he didnt want to hurt him...but the ref didnt see it and made the fight continue (also the fighter denied tapping) So from then on he held his submissions on until the ref pulls him off to make sure he doesnt get screwed again.

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someone else said that ... who was that fighter?
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:52 PM   #92 (permalink)
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someone else said that ... who was that fighter?
Im sure it has happened a bunch of times but I know Sakaraba did it to him in Pride...then Royce let go, and went on to loose the match. I think its kinda cheap, but if I were Royce in the situation and had the respect for Sakaraba that I would have in the situation, I would let him go too if I felt tapping starting...wouldnt think twice. Then he got screwed. Kinda homo in my opinion.

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Old 11-04-2006, 12:50 AM   #93 (permalink)
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It's interesting to note that Hughes dominated Royce when someone as big as Kimo couldn't even put him away ... I think Hughes would have won those first UFCs
you cant really say that because people back then werent very well rounded and matt hughes other than lacking a bit in stand up is pretty well rounded but if he fought back then he wouldnt have had the knowledge he has today and would probably be just a wrestler do you kinda get what im saying? like he wouldnt know how to defend BJJ like he does today
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you cant really say that because people back then werent very well rounded and matt hughes other than lacking a bit in stand up is pretty well rounded but if he fought back then he wouldnt have had the knowledge he has today and would probably be just a wrestler do you kinda get what im saying? like he wouldnt know how to defend BJJ like he does today
Oh yeah, I know, but what i mean a Matt Hughes who has the skills like he does today
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