Early end to round may have cost Falcao submission victory

by Josh Nason | source: bleacherreport.com

A lot can happen in six seconds.

In UFC middleweight Maiquel Falcao's case, six seconds was enough to take away a potential award of $80,000.

In a completely overlooked and unacknowledged mistake by announcers Mike Goldberg,  Joe Rogan, or anyone else post-fight, the horn for the first round of Falcao's fight against Gerald Harris went off six seconds early.

In most fights, this would be considered a sloppy oversight. How the round ended makes this a bit more than that.

With 15 seconds to go in the round, Falcao secured Harris in a rear naked choke and had it clamped on tight. While it looked like Harris came close to tapping, he held on but had that been applied for another six seconds, the fight likely would have been over.

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RickRude site profile image  

11/26/10 9:46 AM by RickRude

 somebody wanted Harris to win...that horn clearly goes off with at least 5 seconds left...

Enemies site profile image  

11/23/10 4:10 AM by Enemies

I hear the clapping sound between 9 and 8 seconds.

nexus6ca site profile image  

11/23/10 3:56 AM by nexus6ca

Google Translators take on the first post on that page is hilarious:"The Brazilian Maiquel Hawk is involved in a controversy over the 123 UFC event, but it has nothing to do with controversial decisions, such as Nik Lentz in wins over Tyson Griffin and Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida against. With a devastating first round before Gerald Harris, the athlete's left Chute Boxe nearly got the knockout, coming on the back and snapping the rear naked choke. When the gringo rehearsed the three pats, the gong sounded. What many people do not notice, however, is that the round has finished six seconds ahead of schedule, leaving the raid with only 4 minutes and 54 seconds."

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11/23/10 2:24 AM by USAF Imagery Analyst


sledhead site profile image  

11/23/10 1:38 AM by sledhead

 sorry they tried to fuck over falcao, everything is justified...

sledhead site profile image  

11/23/10 1:34 AM by sledhead

thanks man, and yes they are pissed.

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

11/23/10 1:27 AM by JimmersonzGlove


Mayhem13 site profile image  

11/23/10 1:13 AM by Mayhem13

theres a big difference between overly aggressive and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uewhF6r979w never said the time keeper didnt mess up, but after watching that video it appears obvious that the guy is dirty...and goes after the bell more then once. 

Fake Rassler site profile image  

11/23/10 1:08 AM by Fake Rassler

Wow, you mean a guy with 18 first round TKOs is an overly aggressive person?? lolIt's totally wrong to hold the choke like that and I don't think anyone serious would disagree. The timekeeper still fucked up, though.

Mayhem13 site profile image  

11/23/10 1:04 AM by Mayhem13

 and there is a video of him going after a guy after the ref stops it, and being held back by several people as he still attacks. talented for sure, but has some problems with sportsmanship and is a dirty fighter.