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3/7/14 10:41 PM
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Personally, I am all for grabbing the cage, but why differentiate between limbs? Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 10:51 PM
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It seems inconsistent. I swear I have heard refs tell fighters not to sometimes... Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 10:52 PM
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It's not legal Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 10:54 PM
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Yeah you can use your feet against the cage but you not supposed to put your toes in the cage Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 10:59 PM
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It's not legal but i think it should be.

3/7/14 11:01 PM
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YHTOMIT2001 - It's not legal Phone Post 3.0

And fighters are informed of this in the rules meeting before the event.
3/7/14 11:02 PM
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so Showtime kick = Illegal?
3/7/14 11:02 PM
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Last weeks UFC card a fighter was warned for it. I think that's the first time I ever heard a fighter called for toe grabs Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 11:03 PM
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You can do anything on the cage till warned by the ref so quick toe in kick offs are fine Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 11:13 PM
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hellride - so Showtime kick = Illegal?

Not at all. Even though you're not allowed to grab the fence with you're fingers or toes you can post/palm/even push off against it.
3/7/14 11:20 PM
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It's not legal but i think it should be.

Exactly if you have some crazy monkey feet with super human grip you should be able to use them... Phone Post 3.0
3/8/14 4:35 AM
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It's not legal but i think it should be.

Exactly if you have some crazy monkey feet with super human grip you should be able to use them... Phone Post 3.0

Right, who the hell has these crazy monkey feet that are so effective at grabbing the cage?  It's not going to block a takedown like using your hands, at best it helps you roll someone by kicking off the cage.

 

Does it really present such a threat that it should be banned?  Seems like grabbing the cage with your toes is an excellent way to get your toes broken.

3/8/14 5:00 AM
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You should be able to grab your opponent's hair with your toes Phone Post 3.0
3/8/14 5:26 AM
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You can push off the cage with hands or feet. grabbing it with toes or fingers is technically illegal.

I think you don't see it called too often with feet because toes don't really have anything approaching the grip strength of fingers and it's just not really useful. So when it does happen it is very brief. Whereas there are countless examples of fighters grabbing the cage with their fingers and using it to prevent takedowns or otherwise maintain position.

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