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MovinOn

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Jan 3, 2018
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I lost track after 10. My aptitude for numbers is terrible, as is the reffing here (from tonight's TKO 48 card):


 

MovinOn

Canis lupus familiaris
Jan 3, 2018
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He was defending. What do you want the ref to do?
He was passive. He had a hand partially covering his head/face as elbows rained down on his skull many, many times. He easily could have remained in that position as he went unconscious after that many blows.

I thank my lucky stars you are not a referee.
 

ConorMcGregorsBeard

Stewart Era Liberal
Jul 22, 2015
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He was passive. He had a hand partially covering his head/face as elbows rained down on his skull many, many times. He easily could have remained in that position as he went unconscious after that many blows.

I thank my lucky stars you are not a referee.
You're grossly exaggerating how cleanly he was being hit. He wasn't cut, and he wasn't knocked unconscious. Wasn't it you who was posting about how slams should be banned a couple weeks ago?
 

Haulport

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First 100
Jan 17, 2015
2,815
3,872
15 elbows by my count...

Ref could have stopped sooner. Honestly, fighters need to suck it up and start tapping to strikes like in the past.

It is not a pussy move.

A pussy move is to do nothing but cover up and make noises only the ref and opponent can hear that forces the ref to stop it without you tapping to strikes. It puts the ref and your opponent in a bad position and it is all because you want to look like a tough guy...
 

jimmy boogaloo

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Nov 15, 2017
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ref should jump in sooner when there is stream of hard shots, no movement and the next shot definitely going to hit.

about 8 out of 15 would have given the guy a chance to show if he was going to move. if you lie there, covered up, eating shots, expect the fight to end quickly
 

jimmy boogaloo

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Nov 15, 2017
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15 elbows by my count...

Ref could have stopped sooner. Honestly, fighters need to suck it up and start tapping to strikes like in the past.

It is not a pussy move.

A pussy move is to do nothing but cover up and make noises only the ref and opponent can hear that forces the ref to stop it without you tapping to strikes. It puts the ref and your opponent in a bad position and it is all because you want to look like a tough guy...
tapping to strikes is a tough one. but at this stage, the ref's job is well understood - he will jump in to save a fighter who is just protecting themselves..

so fighters have the choice of publicly submitting or just going into a defensive posture, eat a few shots, watch the ref save you and you gladly walk off with your self-esteem intact.. which I hear is handy for a fighter.

but that said, fighters would expect to eat 4-7(?) elbows on their gloves before the ref jumps in - but if they knew for sure the ref would let him hit you 15 times, we might see a few more taps emerging.