Why is tapping to strikes considered a flaw?

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  1. Jobuden

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    I've seen it brought up multiple times on this forum already, and I just don't get it. It's absolutley acepted in this community to tap to avoid further damage when the fighter is in a submission hold - and rightfully so. Getting chocked out can be potentially deadly, and getting your elbow snapped because you refused to quit while beeing in a locked in juji gatame isn't "manly" or something, it's just dumb. This is a sport contest, not a street fight.
    So why are people around here constantly bitching about tapping to strikes?
    These guys are professional pricefighters. They've got the heart to step into the octagon multiple times a year and go full contact under a very limited set of rules against a highly trained opponent. I think noone can question their courage.
    So why is it bad to tap to strikes? They've been at this point multiple times in training, I'd guess. They know what their body can take, and what not. They get hit badly, they know it is over, why risk anymore unnecessary damage?
    Look at the Shogun vs Bones fight. Shogun get's hit with a brutal livershot, crumbels, goes down - he clearly is in no condition to fight anymore - why should he take anymore unnecessary punishment until the ref steps in?
    Serious question: Have all these people complaining about quitting been hit by a hard liver shot just once in their life? I've been, and I can tell you, if the liver shot ist hard and accurate enough, you go down, your out of the fight.
     
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  3. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Cause just bleed that's why.
     
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    Fullmount Triangle Don't Let Them Force Feed You.

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    You either come back with your shield or come back on it. That's how the culture of fight sports works, fighters go until they can't, it's up to the refs and their corners to save them from themselves. If you tap to strikes, you're looking for a way out. Is it smart? sure, but there is no discussion that you're looking for a way out and should be questioned.
     
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    Bad for your image as a tough guy.
     
  6. Jobuden

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    Tapping to a submission is also a way out. Why not get your arm snapped or chocked out?
     
  7. I Am Legion

    I Am Legion Black Belt

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    You tap from a choke bc you could die. You tap from Strikes because you are protecting your face. Big difference.
     
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    Because internet tough guys said so
     
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    Yeah no one's ever died from being punched in the face

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  10. Jobuden

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    Ok, getting your arm snapped or lingaments in your knee shredded wont kill you. So fighters should just take this too?
     
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    Arm and leg subs I get the tapping but anything else is just quitting.
    Don't tap to strikes, don't tap to chokes, the referee is there to stop you getting killed.
     
  12. I Am Legion

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    You can cover your face and defend. Once your arm is in an arm around it's probably over. If you don't see a difference go ahead and tap from Strikes. I would let the ref handle it.
     
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    if you get knocked out you wil be fine. Get your knee destroyed and you will NEVER fight at the same level again.
     
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    I Am Legion Black Belt

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    How many guys tap from Strikes?? Be real here, it's not common bc that's what the ref is for.
     
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    You can die from getting punched in the head, you're more likely to die from head trauma in a combat sport than from being choked out... heck HAS anyone actually died from being choked in competition? It takes a while to actually die after passing out in a choke, plenty of time for ref to stop it.
     
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    Lol yeah, trust the refs...because we never see late stoppages
     
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    Given the quality of 90% of MMA refs, that's a bad mantra. If you have lost, tap. Sometimes the other person is better than you that night.
     
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    Because Sherdoggers are stupid
     
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    NotSoSure Banned Banned

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    Because great fighters don't tap to strikes.
     
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    Because it's popular to jump on a bandwagon of hate. Also, its REALLY popular to make fights all about you and your entitlement. It's impossible to just witness a fight being a sherdog member. Somehow it's bigger and only about yourself.
     
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