Originally Posted by Lefthookstcrook
AGREED!!! IMO The fight should be stopped.
Another good example is Brock/Mir 1. If Fighter A(Mir) is covering up in such a posistion that allows for NO legal strikes to be thrown, then WTF if Fighter B(Brock) supose to do?
A) strike the body. It's generably considerably larger than the head [well, Tito Ortiz notwithstanding] and represents a viable target even when a fighter is intelligently defending themselves.
B) be patient enough to plant well-aimed, well-timed strikes. Contrary to what you guys are talking about, there isn't a way to cover your head so that there is absolutely no viable target. A fighters hands just aren't that big.
Realistically, if you think there are controversial stoppages now
, just wait until you get one because a completely healthy fighter is simply squirming and covering. It will be batshit crazy.
If Randy Couture, Joe Rogan and Big John all have different examples, how is the casual fan....shit hows a professional fighter going to know whats legal?
Since McCarthy was the one who helped introduce the rule to the Unified Rules Drafting Committee, I'd go with his definition more than anyone. Couture, as a fighter, to a lesser extent. I would not consider Rogan a particular resource except for black dress shirts.
But that's what I'd like to see...not only knowledgeable refs, but to educated trainers and fighters on what to do in a given situation.
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