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  • 01-25-2013, 04:22 AM
    Y2JUBAE
    He reminds me of this guy I used to get to get weed for my friends and I when I was a 17 (long time ago...)
    Guy had been shot in the head and survived, but he just wasn't all there...

    His name was James and he wouldn't do shit for you until you played a full game of Monopoly with him. Each time I would start winning, he would flip out and say that's against the rules. I pulled out the rule book on him one time and he tore that shit up lol. We called it Jamesnopoly.

    That's rampage now. Whatever his weakness is, he believes should be illegal. I'm surprised he hasn't asked for authority to change rules during the bout.
  • 01-25-2013, 03:42 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Sorry on my phone and having a hard go at it. Basically it says Rampage played his hand held video game the entire press conference.





  • 01-25-2013, 02:56 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Sorry on my phone and having a hard go at it. Basically it says Rampage played his hand held video game the entire press conference.
  • 01-25-2013, 02:53 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    middleeasy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10127:rampage-jackson-would-rather-play-his-playstation-vita-than-take-part-in-a-silly-press-conference&catid=34rganizations

    UPDATE: It has been confirmed by Travis Mcpherson that Rampage Jackson was playing Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified
    [IMG]middleeasy.com/images/2013/jason/02/rampagevita.jpg[/IMG]
  • 01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
    v3xi
    Jones beats opponent using 20+ knee kicks - 85% of MMAnews wants oblique kicks banned

    Rampage says oblique kicks should be banned - 99% of MMAnews insults Rampage
  • 01-24-2013, 07:55 PM
    Happypants
    I hate the kicks and I actually thought they were illegal until certain fighters started using them a lot. He also has a point about spinning elbows. All the spinning elbows I can remember have landed in the back of the opponents head.

    Maybe don't make the spinnning elbows illegal but if it concretely lands in the back of the head maybe a halt to action could be called. Haven't seen this done before.
  • 01-24-2013, 03:52 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Im on the fence on this one. I see both sides. I just hope we can come to a conclusion and make them in a unified rules that everyone will follow.

    It can cause damage but at the same time so can any # of things, this is MMA. But it is not solely to fuck someone's knee up. It can be used to hinder their movement, just like a leg kick. or to keep them at a distance.

    It seems like one of those things that you like to land on your opponent, but hate when they land it on you. Thats how I feel. I wouldnt be upset either way, it just needs to be addressed and followed.

    banning spinning elbows would be a joke. Obviously if it lands on the back of the head, then yes its illigal.

    Id like to see 12-6 elbows made legal and possibly kicks, knees to the head of the grounded opponent.


    eyepokes are another issue. They are clearly dirty and dont belong in MMA. but there are a lot of legitimate techniques that require you to keep your arm extended in your opponents face. You can block their vision and look to land, play with their defence, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0mega1 View Post
    As opposed to what, kicking somebody in the head? What are the intentions of somebody throwing a head kick? To put your opponent out, in brutal fashion. You know you could die from a head kick...but I dont think you can kill somebody if you kick them in the knee.

    I dont think they're dirty and dont link them in the same category as an eye pokes, biting, or groin strikes. Yet, I put them in the same category as foot stomps.
    Ya. there is a thin line somewhere there. You can easily cause irreversible damage to someone's leg with leg kicks. Should we ban those as well. Look at Faber and Marquardt's legs. It will take some serious work to get them back to normal.

    Even with a worse case scenario, which we really havent come across at the moment. If someone's knee was flat out blown out from a kick to the knee. You could still do the same amount of damage to a major joint from an armbar or kimura. Look at how many armbars have damaged fighters over the years... Look at Nog's arm after the Mir fight, that will never be the same.
  • 01-24-2013, 03:45 PM
    the_dark_angel_4ever
    I think the problem with the spinning elbow JJ did to Bonnar was how it was set up.

    Yes, it clearly hit him in the back of the head, no doubt about it, but when you're in a fight and the combatants are facing each other (or close to it), that elbow would end up being a clean strike to the jaw or side of the head. As soon as the fighter whose trying to defend against it move/turns his head/ducks, etc it's more likely to make it an illegal blow. The fighter attacking with a single strike, can't be held responsible when the fighter defending moves into a bad position.

    It's like when a fighter is down and covering up, but turns his head in such a way that a legal strike becomes illegal and hits the back of the head. A single shot isn't really frowned upon, it's the followups that get people in trouble.

    I'm not a JJ fan by anymeans, but that particular strike has never bothered me.

    As for the kicks, I also don't really see the problem. I've been training MT for about 7 years and have run into a ton of guys that could severly damage a knee with a kick to the side of it. That's why you have to learn to defend it and check the kick. It's the same with the straight kick to the knee, you can check it in a similar fashion by just raising your leg a bit and taking your weight off it.
  • 01-24-2013, 02:53 PM
    lwbrewer
    Page crying about a spinning elbow landing to the back of the head.
    IT"S ALREADY ILLEGAL So would that make it double illeagal. Hits behind the ear are illegal now. So more of the complaint would be ref's not calling it right.
  • 01-24-2013, 06:53 AM
    SimpleJack
    Although rampage annoys me, he is bringing up a point many have stated.
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