MMA Catch All Thread.

Keithustus wrote:

Has anyone had a harder time keeping awake during title fights as tonight’s two?

The welterweight was at least somewhat interesting, in that the challenger at least kept moving forward.

Jones, OTOH, was just too dominant. There were some points in the last round where the challenger was completely gassed, and Jones coulda knocked him out though.

Also, he shoulda been DQed for that knee to the head.

I don't understand how he wasn't DQ'd. What's the rule say?

Was Smith “down”? He was only touching the ground with his feet and one weight-bearing hand. https://mmajunkie.com/2018/02/people...

Edit: god damn you again, Nevada. https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/11/...

Somehow Smith seemed to have declined the penalty like in an NFL game. Or maybe not DQing Jones was ref discretion based on his assessment that the knee didn’t seem to affect the outcome of the fight whatsoever.

Nah. The ref and the Dr asked Smith if he was OK to continue. If he was smart, he woulda said no, won the title and made fat bank on the rematch with Jones.

And become the most hated fighter on the UFC roster and in need of a new nickname for invalidating his current one.

Why are we asking fighters if they're OK to continue?

Top_Shelf wrote:

Why are we asking fighters if they're OK to continue?

He got an illegal knee to the head. If he is unable to continue, the other fighter gets DQed. (Note, accidental DQ is the only loss Jones has on his record so far.)

Unless the illegal knee was made by a fighter who wasn’t in position to see whether the opponent was grounded, in which case the ref can end the fight as a no contest.

mudbunny wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

Why are we asking fighters if they're OK to continue?

He got an illegal knee to the head. If he is unable to continue, the other fighter gets DQed. (Note, accidental DQ is the only loss Jones has on his record so far.)

Yeah, I'm more (failing to) making the point of maybe we shouldn't be asking the fighter who OF COURSE will want to keep going when it comes to health/safety stuff. Fighter safety shouldn't be the fighter's responsibility in the midst of a fighter. Refs/doctors should be making those calls.

Top_Shelf wrote:
mudbunny wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

Why are we asking fighters if they're OK to continue?

He got an illegal knee to the head. If he is unable to continue, the other fighter gets DQed. (Note, accidental DQ is the only loss Jones has on his record so far.)

Yeah, I'm more (failing to) making the point of maybe we shouldn't be asking the fighter who OF COURSE will want to keep going when it comes to health/safety stuff. Fighter safety shouldn't be the fighter's responsibility in the midst of a fighter. Refs/doctors should be making those calls.

Ahhh. I misunderstood what you were saying. Sorry 'bout that!