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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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A. Silva Stomp Lutter, Legal?

Kinda late but I'm a big Silva fan but is it legal to stomp a down opponent? If Lutter had not moved to avoid it would Silva had been DQed?

Also whats the rules for knees on the ground?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 11:05 PM
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Ye i also noticed this, maybe Silva still has a bit of Pride fc still left in him. As for the knees the rule is that you cannot Knee to the head of a downed opponent or something like that.
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ive seen a lot of people use that stomp on a downed opponent. you can do almost anything to a downed opponent as long as its not to the head. he tried stomping him in the gut.
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it was a stomp to the abdomen...perfectly legal.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 11:49 PM
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Weird. I thought I remember a referee issuing a warning for doing this in the UFC.
I could be wrong.
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you only can't strike the head of a downed opponent. that's it.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 12:46 AM
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nething but a stomp to the head is legal i think... when on the ground.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 02:07 AM
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Alright well glad this got cleared up!
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From what I saw it looked like he was going for the head. Either way you could see it was an attempt to punish him for not making weight. He looked angry while he did it.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 08:37 AM
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Anyone know where one could find the NSAC actual rules?

I think no stomping is allowed at all. I think the thought behind it is the amount of damage a 250 lbs guy leaping onto another guy and landing on his stomach with his heel can do.

Either way, I'm sure Silva would have gone to the head had he been able too. rules are for whiners
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