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What's the point of pulling the ropes when the fighters are leaning on them? I always see this in japanese mma fights and I don't understand why. It's certainly not because the ropes could give out because they won't. Actually, I've seen them trying to do this with the cage fence too, until the ref realized it wasn't actually doing anything.

For example, In the Alvarez vs Kawajiri fight, I got extremely irritated at this because the ref was literally changing their position. At around 1:00, they're against the ropes and the ref is pulling the ropes so hard that he's bouncing the fighters off of the ropes multiple times. He almost made them fall over! I don't get it.
 

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Prevent fighters from using the ropes to gain an advantage, or becoming entangled. With the cage he is most likely making sure the fighter is not grabbing the cage or he is reprimanding a fighter for doing so
 

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In Dream, all those guys with Dream shirts on are refs on the outside of the ring. They make sure the guys aren't grabbing the ropes as well as keeping the fighters in the ring and not being caught in the ropes. I think this a reason why everyone should just go to a cage! Seems less trouble this way... :thumb02:
 

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In Dream, all those guys with Dream shirts on are refs on the outside of the ring. They make sure the guys aren't grabbing the ropes as well as keeping the fighters in the ring and not being caught in the ropes. I think this a reason why everyone should just go to a cage! Seems less trouble this way... :thumb02:
Could not agree more, The Cage is where MMA belongs, all that stopping the fight and bringing the fighters back into the middle of the ring should they end up on the ground half outside the ring is just not right. The Cage should be universally recognised as the MMA fighting ground.
 

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What fighters do in the ring is defend the takedown using the ropes. They'll push their butt/hips between the ropes, which makes it harder to take them down. If the referee didn't reposition the ropes a fighter could simply sit on the rope and prevent themselves from being taken down legitimately. There was a fight in Pancrase where Frank Shamrock basically tackled Bas Rutten through the ropes, sending them both to the floor, so it's also a safety precaution.
 

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As a ref, I can tell you the primary reason is to keep the top rope tight so when guys lean against it doesn't bow and the fighters fall out. It also allows us to hold the top ropes together which prevents the fighters from getting tied up in the ropes.
 

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What's the point of pulling the ropes
I think its got something to do with young men killing each other.

Or possibly sexual frustration is making the refs all hot bothered so they have to release a little tension. Didnt ya ever want to just grab something and shake it violently?
 

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I think its got something to do with young men killing each other.

Or possibly sexual frustration is making the refs all hot bothered so they have to release a little tension. Didnt ya ever want to just grab something and shake it violently?
^^ wtf are you talking about?


anyway, as noted in the other post, its to make sure guys arent using the ropes for an advantage or potentially falling through it.

Personally I do find it annoying especially back in the pride days when they would keep pushing fighters butts or legs back in during a heated grappling exchange.
 
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