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Old 12-14-2006, 01:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If your constanly getting put on your back and all your doing is keeping a guy from pounding your face in why should you get points for
If you're constantly on top and you're not pounding in the guy's face, then why should you get points for that either?

I think some credit is due to neutrality. If you get a takedown, you get points. But you shouldn't get points related to "agression/octagon control" or whatever the judges think of for time spent on top of someone if you arne't doing anything with it. If the bottom guy is able to neutralize your top position (Not saying Joslin necessarily did this BTW) I think that's worth notice as well.
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Joslin did more from his back then Kos did in his guard...

Sure his position was better for most of the fight, but Joslin did more to try and finish then KOS including sweeps, triangle and armbar attempts and strikes from the bottom.

Kos won that fight because he was on top for most of the time, but didnt/couldnt really do ANYTHING because Joslin was active in nullifying any of his attempts...so the basic question is: do you win a fight by being on top of a guy? i dont think so, i think more focus needs to be on who is really being more EFFECTIVE in the position they are in.

Sure, Kos was on top of Joslin, but what thell does that mean? Some fighters like to be on their backs...Joslin did more to finish the fight and prevent kos from winning then kos did anything really.

On the feet, Joslin clearly dominated...im not saying he won the fight, but imo it wasnt as unanimous as the judges and others thought.
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If you're constantly on top and you're not pounding in the guy's face, then why should you get points for that either?

I think some credit is due to neutrality. If you get a takedown, you get points. But you shouldn't get points related to "agression/octagon control" or whatever the judges think of for time spent on top of someone if you arne't doing anything with it. If the bottom guy is able to neutralize your top position (Not saying Joslin necessarily did this BTW) I think that's worth notice as well.
If you have a guy pinned on his back throught an entire fight and you are taking him down at will that is the friggin defenition of "agression/octagon control".
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Joslin did more from his back then Kos did in his guard...

Sure his position was better for most of the fight, but Joslin did more to try and finish then KOS including sweeps, triangle and armbar attempts and strikes from the bottom.

Kos won that fight because he was on top for most of the time, but didnt/couldnt really do ANYTHING because Joslin was active in nullifying any of his attempts...so the basic question is: do you win a fight by being on top of a guy? i dont think so, i think more focus needs to be on who is really being more EFFECTIVE in the position they are in.

Sure, Kos was on top of Joslin, but what thell does that mean? Some fighters like to be on their backs...Joslin did more to finish the fight and prevent kos from winning then kos did anything really.

On the feet, Joslin clearly dominated...im not saying he won the fight, but imo it wasnt as unanimous as the judges and others thought.
And yea Joslin did dominate on his feet to bad they were only on their feet for a total of 35 seconds out of 15 minutes. Also Joslin did nothing from his guard there were no submissions that even got close and he certaintly did no damage what so ever from the bottom.
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So Kos wins based on the fact that he sat on top of him?

Pushing the action is part of the judging too and Joslin pushed the action on the feet, and more from his back then Kos could even on top of him.
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I have yet to see an exciting Josh Kozchek fight, He is not a finisher. Koz got stood up 5 times for inactivity.
Everyone here keeps saying how great he is, His standup did'nt look good at all. I have to see Kos beat a top ww before I give him credit for bieng an A fighter. I will admit Koz's wrestling and takedowns are second to none. But overall he is boring.

Karo vs Fickett, now that was a great fight

I have to agree with this...I hate watching guys who's only move is to take an opponent down but cant do a damn thing once they get him there. Sure it looks like he's dominating and he'll win on the score card due to the take downs and the few blows that he manages to land but it's such a dull way to win. I wish that there was a better way to score how the fighter on the bottom controls his opponent because Jos did a fantastic job of neutralising him.
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And yea Joslin did dominate on his feet to bad they were only on their feet for a total of 35 seconds out of 15 minutes. Also Joslin did nothing from his guard there were no submissions that even got close and he certaintly did no damage what so ever from the bottom.


no submissions, he locked in a trianlge and kos got saved by the bell
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Of course the top guy gets the glory. Are you listening to what your saying. The guy on top is the one controlling the fight. If your constanly getting put on your back and all your doing is keeping a guy from pounding your face in why should you get points for that. Thats like saying you should get points for avoiding punches. Thats stupid as hell. Joslin couldn't defend the takedown. He wasn't even close to as strong Kos. Anytime Kos wanted him on the ground he put him there. The only time Joslin controlled the fight was when he jabbed Kos a couple times. Other than that he was completely dominated. I agree Kos needs to work on his GnP he should be able to stay more busy when he is on top.
LOL I am wondering if I watched the same fight as you...

Joslin was NOT completely dominated, he defended on the ground extremely well and almost got a triangle until the bell rang. Kos deserved the win but it was a NARROW victory imo.


I was personally very impressed with Joslins skills. He is a great striker and a BJJ black belt. That spinning backfist was so fast too, it was cool to see.
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no submissions, he locked in a trianlge and kos got saved by the bell
He didnt lock it in first of all. It would not have been tight enough to do a thing.
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