1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Fighters who throw strikes even though their opponent is clearly out

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Jamoke, May 11, 2014.

  1. Jamoke Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Welfare Ranch
    Why do guys do that? I never get it. When a guy is clearly completely out, what do you get from smashing his head with power shots? I always lose a bit of respect for guys when they do that and then post fight say shit like "Oh man he's a great fighter I love the guy and respect him so much!"

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. fearoth Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    13,653
    Likes Received:
    2
    It's not over until the ref stops the fight. And you don't want your opponent to wake up and let the win slip away.
     
  3. Kotoamatsukami Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,861
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dat adrenaline pumping lol
     
  4. emperor Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    9,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DC
    You've either never played a sport before or you overestimate the mind reading abilities of most fighters.

    Or both.
     
  5. Tibbles Tibbles is a good boyyy

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    39
    [​IMG]


    Hendo and Stevens have loads. Does anyone know what happened with Steven's assault charges?
     
  6. prsoulja398 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    Agree not a fan of it, sometimes they go out but its not that noticeable, i dont think from a fighters stand point but sometimes its ridiculously obvious and i just cringe.
     
  7. Rittsy Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    8,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Because a lot of the time a fighter is only 'clearly out' in retrospect. When a fight is happening live you see a guy fall and a follow up shot; not a guy fall in slow-motion from 6 different angles. And let's be honest, if a guy doesn't pursue that definitive strike, he suddenly has no 'killer instinct' according to armchair warriors.
     
  8. emperor Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    9,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DC
    I suppose you gained tremendous respect for Paul Harris after the Dan Miller fight?
     
  9. Flippant silly twonk

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've seen plenty of fights where the victim wakes up fast then continues because the fight wasn't stopped. Also fights where the victim doesn't even know they went to sleep and argue in good faith with the ref. I think guys are trained to go until the ref calls an official end to the bout.

    That said, I have more respect for those who walk away rather than punish an unconscious opponent, and automatically credit that fighter.
     
  10. TheGrandWiz White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Have you ever been in a fight? For me it's instinctive to keep pummeling someone once you drop them. Until you realize they're out or in mma's case the ref stops the fight.
     
  11. MeatballMagnus Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    I'm against guy hitting them when the ref has pulled them off but I wouldn't stop until it's over.
     
  12. doomy200 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Messages:
    3,885
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: It wasn't as bad as I remember actually
     
  13. Stwonnie Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sometimes it's hard to tell, sometimes the adrenaline is going, and they're fucking pro fighters lol.

    I also assume they're told to keep going until the ref breaks it up, just in case the guy somehow recovers.

    It may be brutal, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  14. Black Blood Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,169
    Likes Received:
    88
    Sometimes it is pretty obvious. And cringe inducing. And I think its great when a fighter can tell his opponent is down and holds off on that last strike.

    But its the refs job to keep fighters safe, not the fighter. A late stoppage is better than an early one, just like making sure the job is done is better than possibly letting someone off the hook when they're rocked.
     
  15. Sakurabas Ear Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cole Harbour
    Probably one of the most blatant examples of a fighter throwing extra strikes being in the wrong:

    [​IMG]

    Quinton's only time doing this that I remember but it was pretty bad.
     
  16. Barkus Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,602
    Likes Received:
    208
    How was Rampage not disciplined for that?
     
  17. thobra Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    8,457
    Likes Received:
    379
    In most cases it is fear of your opponent rolling over And getting up. We have seen this many times.
    ...but as much as I love Dan Henderson, he should have been kicked out of the UFC for what he did to Bisping. That could have ended Bispings career, And we don't know what damage it did to him. Disguesting!
     
  18. enjoicosmos Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    0
    I never understood how the first post is always spot on. Is it coincidence forreal?
     
  19. jayBMX Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    4,653
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Club mk7
    In Pat Barry's case, he probably should have stopped after the first time he knocked Kongo out instead of knocking him back to consciousness
     
  20. Jamoke Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Welfare Ranch
    It's pretty clear to Stephens and Rashad that their opponents are out. Stephens even quickly sprints to deliver that punch before the ref can stop it, and Rashad loads up on that one punch as much as he humanly can.

    I don't mind if a guy continues when his opponent is still conscious and might recover, but these guys and everyone else saw that their opponents were "dead" but still decided to braindamage them some more.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.