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Old 09-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I am tired of back of the head shots being allowed to finish a fighter after he gets dropped with a legit shot. e.g. rich vs. vitor, Sodollah vs. Hendricks...

If a fighter is basically done, and his opponent bombs him in the back of the head, the fighter who got his should get 5 min to recover. It doesn't matter to me one bit if the fight was almost over, because the back of the head rule is to promote fighter safety. If the refs started taking points away and handing out DQ's/NC's for fighters finishing their opponents with GnP to the back of the head, fighters would definitely start taking notice and picking their shots more carefully.
^So true!

It's so easy to get excited and throw punches like crazy when your opponent is covering up, but you shouldn't be able to finish a fight with an illegal (or several illegal) blow.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:30 PM   #42 (permalink)
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^So true!

It's so easy to get excited and throw punches like crazy when your opponent is covering up, but you shouldn't be able to finish a fight with an illegal (or several illegal) blow.
vitor wasnt meaning to hit rich in the back of head, rich turtled and rolled his head around. i doubt vitor could have thrown strikes to the head without hitting the back of the head at least once in that context.

and imho it would have been more dangerous for the ref to halt the action and let rich recover after those blows, and take more punishment. he couldnt even remember being dropped. and having the fight called a DQ or NC would have ruined the whole PPV- he was in stoppage territory as soon as he dropped so vitor deserved the win. just my opinion.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #43 (permalink)
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vitor wasnt meaning to hit rich in the back of head, rich turtled and rolled his head around. i doubt vitor could have thrown strikes to the head without hitting the back of the head at least once in that context.

and imho it would have been more dangerous for the ref to halt the action and let rich recover after those blows, and take more punishment. he couldnt even remember being dropped. and having the fight called a DQ or NC would have ruined the whole PPV- he was in stoppage territory as soon as he dropped so vitor deserved the win. just my opinion.
I can respect that, but I don't think Rich was OUT until a few bonks to the back of the noggin. He went limp after a few of those, and I'm willing to bet (even though I can't prove it) that those blows knocked his memory of the fight right out of his brain.

Vitor obviously fought a better fight. I just think SOMEONE needs to be made an example of one of these times. Vitor throws BOMBS... i don't want him to kill any of my favorite fighters.


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Vitor obviously fought a better fight. I just think SOMEONE needs to be made an example of one of these times. Vitor throws BOMBS... i don't want him to kill any of my favorite fighters.
Haha nice, hopefully it won't take something like that for the UFC to get tough on the subject.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:25 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Yeah, theres one that grazes him but pushes him over. Rich turning into them? No way, Vitor was on his back and the punches were almost straight down. Everytime I watch it I see 3 illegal shots.
Rich did turn his head into Vitor's direction. Perhaps not intentional, but it happened. Anyway by the Unified Rules I see only one clearly illegal shot in that video and it was at the very end when the fight was already over.
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Vitor obviously fought a better fight. I just think SOMEONE needs to be made an example of one of these times. Vitor throws BOMBS... i don't want him to kill any of my favorite fighters.
This is exactly my point. These illegal blows keep being allowed because everyone argues that the fighter is practically finished, and that the back of the head is the only spot he could have hit. That is going to go right out the window as soon as a fighter drops a guy, lands 3-4 shots right to back of the head to finish it, and the guy gets permanent damage or dies. This needs to get nipped in the bud soon.

We'll have to agree to disagree on how many shots were to the back of the head. I see more than one and one is really too many. Plus, like I said, it wasn't like Rich was flipping all over. He was exposed, leaving a perfect target for a trained fighter like Vitor to strike the temple or some other legal spot. It seems especially worse IMO, when the shots land to the base of the neck.
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