Is the Stockton-Slap illegal now? Mod edit: No, no it isn't

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  1. Zerfleischer

    Zerfleischer Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    With the recent rule changes? I think it is.
    :mad:
     
  2. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Wow, Conor really calls the shots in the UFC nowadays.
     
  3. TheIrishPsycho

    TheIrishPsycho Whiskey Belt

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    Possibly,

    Either way these rules will not be enforced until next year at the earliest.
     
  4. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    McG wins by DQ after getting his face slapped red.
     
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  5. *Z*

    *Z* Brown Belt

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    The rule is about eye pokes not slaps. You don't point your finger towards someones face when you slap them.
     
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    That's fucking stupid and im a huge Conor fan.
     
  7. AceCooch

    AceCooch Ace Land

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    The stockton slap isn't illegal

    /end thread
     
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  8. Jopo

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    What did I miss?
     
  9. KillerIsBack V2

    KillerIsBack V2 Black Belt

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    u made that up.
     
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  10. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    I slap my hoes all the time. Haven't been arrested yet.
     
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  11. Finnish Fan

    Finnish Fan Brown Belt

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    Yes you do, or yes they do. The Diaz brothers slap with their palm facing the opponent, thus the fingers possibly digging into the eyes at the moment of impact.

    The only way to slap without fingers towards someones face is to do a backhand slap.
     
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  12. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    ...no?

    The only rule change even somewhat related is that you can't walk towards your opponent with fingers outstretched towards them. But out to the sides, it should be fine.

    Open handed strikes are allowed.
     
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  13. chunglii

    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    "In the standing position, a fighter that moves their arm(s) toward their opponent with an open hand, fingers pointing at the opponent's face/eyes, will be a foul. Referees are to prevent this dangerous behavior by communicating clearly to fighters. Fighters are directed to close their fists or point their fingers straight in the air when reaching toward their opponent."

    the Stockton Slap is more of a hooking motion, not reaching towards the opponent. It's not so much the fingers that are pointing/making contact with the face, but rather the palm.
     
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  14. Wefee

    Wefee Blue Belt

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    This new rule has nothing to do with slaps. Get lost with your conspiracies
     
  15. *Z*

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    Has anyone ever been eye poked from a slap? I've never seen it. You don't slap someone with your fingers extended toward the front of anyone's face. Open handed strikes have always been and will continue to be legal.
     
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  16. TheUnchosenOne

    TheUnchosenOne Green Belt

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    Unless I'm seriously misunderstanding the mechanics of a slap, at no point are the fingers actually extended towards the face.
     
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    Fuck this clickbait worthess piece of shit thread.
     
  18. rapha1985

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    Nonsense.

    You're making this up!
     
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  19. Zerfleischer

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    Maybe a grey area, but this could be illegal.
     
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  20. Dublin

    Dublin Dont fear me

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    It is illegal by that definition. leads with fingers pointed. eye poke waiting to happen
     

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