Thoughts on Eryk Anders's soccer kick KO?

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Some people were calling it illegal and a dirty move since he didn't let Tim get up first. What's your opinion?
     
  2. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    I’ll allow it
     
  3. Great KO

    Wand and Shogun would be proud.
     
  4. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    His hands weren't on the mat. The dude saw an opportunity and went for it. It provided one of the most entertaining moments of the night. As far as I'm concerned it was legal and very entertaining
     
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    Hell no it ain't a dirty move. It was awesome. If dude is gonna get up sloppily like that, why not? Completely legal
     
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  7. ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High Yellow Card

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    he got lucky with the timing of dude bringing his hands up and when the kick landed

    was almost illegal
     
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    I loved it and I hate when ref seperate fighters so guys can get up because I want to see shit like this
     
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    If the kick is initiated when someone's hand is on the ground, it's only natural that they are going to lift it to protect themselves.

    I agree - Anders simply got lucky.
     
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    So hellacious
     
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    Honestly....Anders is slow, plodding and limited.

    I think he may have a better career as a kicker in the NFL than to ever be more than a mediocre MMA fighter in a very weak division.
     
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    It was legal and brutal. Kicked his dome nearly clean off.
     
  15. HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    the kick still would have been legal even if his hand was still touching the ground.

     
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    Its a bit different from that though, Wand and Shogun's opponents all knew about the potential for soccer kicks and it was more about getting them into that position. I mean I'm not really against it here either but its more exploiting a situation the opponent didn't really forsee.

    One thing I'v always thought is that the most dangerous situations in MMA are when people are depending on the rules for defence not doing it themselves. Fighters turtling presenting the back of their heads to opponents(which obviously wouldn't happen with soccer kicks or knees on the ground) is the obvious one and we see a lot of dangerous shots creep in as people are trying to play with the boundries of whats legal.

    You look back in Pride and actually plum soccer kicks didn't happen very often because fighters knew of the potential for them, often when they did happen it was to quickly finish a hurt opponent and the alternative would probably have been much more prolonged GnP.
     
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    It was magnificent. <{JustBleed}>

    Everyone calling it illegal should read up about the new rules.
     
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    Like the best things in life, it was barely legal
     
  20. DoopidyDawesome Red Belt

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    I fucking loved it! Soccer kicks and knees to grounded opponent's heads should always be allowed, imo.
     

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