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Question on Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione

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  1. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    Why didn't Herb Dean stop the action to give Meathead his Mouthpiece?

    They were standing up. So he could stop the action to give it back to him!

    I don't know if it would affect the outcome of the fight, but I am sure Matt was not that happy to be hit in the kisser without it!
     
  2. born2killl Brown Belt

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    because they were still engaging. Herb was waiting for a stall in the action to call timeout. If the ref interrupted the fighters while theyre engaged 1) fighters & fans would bitch at him 2) anytime a fighter wants a timeout, they could purposely lose the mouthpiece
     
  3. milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    a fighter gets warned and eventual point loss if mouth piece if the ref thinks they are purposefully letting the mouthpiece fall out.
     
  4. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    exactly.
    But they were standing and not really engaged after herb picked the Mouth Piece.
    The punches was sporadic, and herb could easily stop once they separated, give it back to Matt and restarted the fight!

    I was screaming at the TV for him to do so :D

    I just don't understand what stopped him!
     
  5. The Lord Tensai** Green Belt

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    It's bad for business

    Herb Dean knew he had to do everything in his power to make sure Big Country won
     
  6. filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    this way meathead will have an excuse now
     
  7. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    I don't know what you guys are arguing about but the first poster was right. Watch more fights, and you will see the same thing. The ref doesn't step into the middle of an engagement to give the mouthpiece back
     
  8. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    Take the thumb up your ass and watch the fight and you will notice they were not "engaged" as you put!

    They traded punches and took step backs.
    Rinse/repeat

    When Roy (or Matt) took that step back, he could have stopped the action.
     
  9. giovanni002 Silver Belt

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    They were going on a good exchange of punches when it happen. It would be wrong timing if he would step in and stop the action. 5 seconds later, Nelson dropped Meathead
     
  10. lfd0311 Pink Belt

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  11. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    Take that finger out of your nose and think about it a second longer dingus. Roy Nelson had him backed up against the cage and was looking for an oppening. They were engageed.

    If Roy Nelson stood up and reset in the center of the ring, that would be the time to give him his moputh piece back. Watch more fights nub
     
  12. bandicoot Silver Belt

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    Good joke.
     
  13. Boonedoggle Purple Belt

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    There was a few pauses, he could of gave him the mouthpiece. It's a legitimate question.
     
  14. Level One Blue Belt

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    There was a moment where he nearly stood in but backed away quickly.

    Personally, any time a mouth piece falls out it should be stopped, Meathead's lucky he didn't lose any teeth.
     
  15. scoobie_wrc The One

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    quit your whining, your fighter lost, get over it!
     
  16. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    I answered it fairly the first time. There were pauses, as in no one was in the act of throwing a punch. Otherwise, they were obviously still engaged. And the fact that Roy knocked him out like 10 seconds later tells me the ref was right not to intervene
     
  17. theheater Silver Belt

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    yeah but at the same time it would have been a pretty big advantage for meathead. i could be wrong but shortly before being ko'd meathead took a big punch to the cheek/eye that bothered him quite a bit. i looked to me like he was in trouble after that shot and any stoppage would have given him a big advantage.

    its a legit question but there wasnt really a neutral pause imo
     

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