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I Thought 2 feet plus 1 knee is 3 pts of contact

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  1. MMAth Problem Skipper

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    which makes a downed opponent? Am i High
     
  2. Torack Yellow Belt

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    3 points of contact rule is only when both feet are down. Then 1 other point of contact(hand, fist, elbow, ect) makes it 3 and a downed opponent. Anything else other than the 2 soles of the feet = downed opponent tho. So 1 knee down and nothing else is a downed opponent. Those knees were illegal, and Means will get lucky if the no contest stands. Bummer too, I wanted Tim to win that fight.
     
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    Turns out he was "Downed". Can't believe they didn't know that.
     
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    Crazy that there was confusion on this though right
     
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    Just a knee down alone is enough.

    2 point....3 point are just made up rules.
     
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    I knew from previous rule contradictions that sherdoggers had problems with seeing hours on clocks. But basic 1+1+1 is a new low
     
  7. Torack Yellow Belt

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    Ya, not sure what they were all thinking. Even after the rule change after Jan 1, it doesnt change the knee being down equaling a downed opponent.
     
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  9. MMAth Problem Skipper

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    I was listening to Mark and Joe and started to wonder if I was such a fucking Newb I didn't know the rules to my Favorite sport.
     
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    There was never a 3 points of contact rule. Up until this year, if anything but the soles of the feet were touching the ground, you were grounded. One foot and one hand, for example, would count as grounded.

    As of August, because fighters have been playing the game by placing fingertips on the ground when they are vulnerable to knees, they have changed it to say that two hands must be touching the ground and it must be palms or fists, not just fingertips.
     
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    Perfect way to describe it. I always know a knee was auto "DOwned" as is on your butt even though you could say that 1 point.
     
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    Not the soles of your feet, just feet.
     
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    What I think doesn't matter, but no, I don't think they'd let you get away with that. However, as the rules are written, you should be considered grounded in either of those circumstances.
     

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