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11/19/12 2:54 PM
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I can't believe anyone is arguing that most of those shots were legal. Sakara was wailing on the back of his head on purpose, hard! The ones that hit ear were the accidents. Wow. I can only guess that Mirgliotta saw Cindy Crawford through the cage and forgot where he was for a few seconds.

In the crowd we were chanting "BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT" when we saw the replay, and note that we couldn't hear any of the commentary. Everyone around me was saying "Cote was on his way out and Sakara would probably have won, but those were just blatant illegal blows". 

Anyone claiming otherwise should forfeit any right to referee a fight in the future, ever.

 


I agree with this. It was really blatant and I think puts on display why the rule exists. It is far too easy to just rain down blows on the back of your opponents head Bob Sapp style.

They also looked really intentional as well. You can usually tell when guys are trying to hit the side of the head and miss, but like this person said Sakara looked like he meant every shot to the back of the head that he threw.
11/19/12 2:58 PM
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Mayhem13 - Only 2 or maybe 3 of those shots didn't connect with the ear. If a shot hits the ear, it can't be back of the head..

I can understand a NC..but the DQ was extreme. Especially after never getting a warning.

A lot of people are being swayed by the commentators reaction. There were no more then 3 shots to the back of the head.

NC. Sure. DQ. No. Phone Post
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11/19/12 3:08 PM
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Hitting ONLY the ear is ok. Hitting the ear with fist while forearm smashes back of head (like Eric Silva did) is illegal, as are these shots where there is an impact in the illegal area. Phone Post
11/19/12 5:11 PM
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Big Dan reversed himself when he heard the boos. Not a pro move. I see 2 bad shots and 7 legit ones.

11/19/12 6:16 PM
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Think I'm going to spend a good part of the night posting "Yamasaki was right!" all over the DQ threads.

I remember the OG shitting all over him for that call a while back, and now we're shitting on Dan for not making that call quickly enough.

Vindication.
11/19/12 6:31 PM
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Joe CANADA can hardly be unbiased in a matter such as this. 

11/19/12 6:59 PM
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11/19/12 7:10 PM
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Even if only 2 or 3 were back of the head, that's enough to make it a NC. Don't think it should be a DQ.

If you start allowing fighters to win after 2 or 3 illegal shots, the logical strategy is to eye gouge twice (say on the ground, where its pretty easy to do), and then when the guy can't see, finish the fight.

But unless he was warned the shots were back of the head, shouldn't be a DQ. So yeah, definitely a NC, but not a DQ.
11/19/12 10:00 PM
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joe canada
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George:

1) According to some UGers, you can hear the warning on the PPV
2) There's no stipulation for warning in the Unified Rules. If there were, it would essentially mean a few free shots to the back of the head until you get the warning.

Not sure what the litmus test is for DQ or NC, but I'd have to think that if this doesn't qualify as a DQ, then no series of strikes to the back of the head were.

These were repeated, deliberate blows to the back of the head that clearly and obviously stopped the fight. Some will say Cote was on the way out, but on the way out isn't out. Others will say Cote was working a single to avoid taking more damage. Either way, it was clearly the shots to the back of the head that finished this fight.
11/20/12 11:54 AM
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joe canada - George:

1) According to some UGers, you can hear the warning on the PPV
2) There's no stipulation for warning in the Unified Rules. If there were, it would essentially mean a few free shots to the back of the head until you get the warning.

Not sure what the litmus test is for DQ or NC, but I'd have to think that if this doesn't qualify as a DQ, then no series of strikes to the back of the head were.

These were repeated, deliberate blows to the back of the head that clearly and obviously stopped the fight. Some will say Cote was on the way out, but on the way out isn't out. Others will say Cote was working a single to avoid taking more damage. Either way, it was clearly the shots to the back of the head that finished this fight.

To answer your question, "intention" is what determines a NC (unintentional) vs. a DQ (intentional).


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