Originally Posted by Ubermensch
Side note: I am not a big fan of thinking cuts are not wins. to me that is like saying Subs are not wins because he cant move or the a KO is an accident because if he kept fighting he would of won by points. A cut is a loss plain and simple. Its one of the reasons I like Elbows and knees its a great way to end a fight fast just like KO's are.
Here lets just put it this way. If a fighter doesn't have a lot of skill but he KO's everyone quick that is ok. If someone isn't great at subs and does some laying on the opponent with some strikes that is ok . But its not ok to swipe an elbow across someones face open him up and win that way I don't get it.
I agree with you 100%, cuts are a great way to win, and droppin 'bows is a hell of an attack... The difference with the Fedor fight is that in the federation whose rules the fight was taking place under, elbows were illegal without elbow pads. Fedor's opponent did not wear pads and opened up his cut using an elbow strike... That's the difference. I do agree with what you say do a cut is a completely legit way to win a fight, just not in this context.