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PFL doesn't allow elbows at all. What's the deal?

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by arridude, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. arridude Purple Belt

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    I watched yesterday for the first time a PFL event and i found out that elbows are not allowed.
    Isn't this a too big disadvantage for striking style fighters?
     
  2. WHITE ANDERSON Banned Banned

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    they usually ban elbows in tournaments because of cuts

    floyd doesn't use elbows and he beat the best MMA striker of all time
     
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    I watched yesterday for the first time a UFC event and i found out that soccer kicks are not allowed.
    Isn't this a too big disadvantage for striking style fighters?
     
  4. arridude Purple Belt

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    oh yah, reasonable. cuz it's a tournament!
    fair enough
    tnx
     
  5. arridude Purple Belt

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    Dude in all other organizations i think about elbows are allowed, it just seemed weird to me and i did wonder why they didn't.
     
  6. Peter Smits Banned Banned

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    Same reason kickboxing doesnt allow it, because getting a cut can be flukey as fuck. See Vitor vs. Couture
     
  7. n...not crazy Silver Belt

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    4/10 elbows too pointy. Would not bang.
     
  8. BC Helax

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    Vitor vs Randy was caused by a punch though.
     
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    because they fight like every month .
     
  10. Peter Smits Banned Banned

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    goddamnit, this is what happens when you stay up all night kids <36>
     
  11. HUGHPHUG ALL CAPS YO

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    It is kind of new as usually it's just elbows on the ground that are not allowed, but for PFL you can't use elbows in any situation

    You can, however, knee someone square in the face while standing if you wish
     
  12. SCTwins Silver Belt

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    This rule makes no sense. So only people born with no arms can compete?
     
  13. BC Helax

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    Get some sleep and drink plenty of water buddeh.
     
  14. smiles mma Brown Belt

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    I think Bellator was that way, no elbows until the final
     
  15. Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    2 of the 3 biggest MMA organisations didn't use elbows: PRIDE FC and Strikeforce
     
  16. Kinger85 Gold Belt

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    They were indeed
     
  17. MMALOPEZ Steel Belt

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    Pfl will allow elbows in the finals
     
  18. savemgs Black Belt

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    Rings 2.
     
  19. ANIM4L Brown Belt

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    They already have a lot of stoppages due to cuts...
     
  20. CDF47 Gold Belt

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    That's a myth. There are very few fights stopped due to cuts caused by elbows.
     

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