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RE: Should they have stopped the Crute fight at UFC 261?

in Sports Talk Social3 months ago

I really think it was because of the audience pressure. The governor of the state is here, celebrities, VIPs, and you cannot stall the fight for too long.
I would have liked a 5 minutes recovery time, the same way they get for kicking nuts and eyes pokes. I know there is technically "nothing illegal" in those calf kicks, but I can tell you that they are THAT IMPORTANT, and game changers, for not bending rules around them.
It will happen again, trust me. Don't you remember O'Malley's fight against Andre Soukhamthath ?
It happened right in the middle of a round, and if the ref decided to stand up the fighters instead of having Andre keeping the fight to the ground if I remember correctly (that was quite suspect at the time by the way), well Sean would have clearly not been able to stand on his foot. He ended up winning the fight by unanimous decision, very weird.

Jimmy will be fine, I can tell you he will bounce back and be better than ever. He learnt as well something in this fight, don't march forward like a bull offering your leading leg to be chopped.

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I know there is technically "nothing illegal" in those calf kicks, but I can tell you that they are THAT IMPORTANT,

I have seen leg kicks becoming more and more of a factor in recent PPV's. Even Conor admits that this was the main reason why he was unable to perform. Sometimes me and my friends will speak about how if i kicked them in the leg like that they would go down, but so would i if I didn't have a shoe on... maybe even if I did. :)

I hope Jimmy does get another chance at a big card. He deserves more attention and the way he handled the stoppage with class says a lot about the dude.

Sometimes me and my friends will speak about how if i kicked them in the leg like that they would go down, but so would i if I didn't have a shoe on... maybe even if I did. :)

Lol some good ol' friendly banter with calves kicks...

I hope Jimmy does get another chance at a big card. He deserves more attention and the way he handled the stoppage with class says a lot about the dude.

Yeah, he showed lot's of passion too, the way he reacted to the stoppage. It was kind heartbraking in some ways...