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Why are eye pokes more frequent now??

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  1. jickstick White Belt

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    It might just be me, but I seem to remember, pre ufc 100, getting through a whole event without an eye poke incident. Now it seems there is at least 5 incidents per event! Is this because fighters complain more? Or has technique changed over the years??
     
  2. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Windshield_Pitting_Epidemic

     
  3. Jamoke Banned Banned

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    Because more and more people are utilizing the open hand arm stretched out defense lately. It's almost in every fight really.
     
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    Jones leads by example (and has gotten away with it)
     
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    Most UFC fighters have Marfan syndrome.
     
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    P4P best move in MMA
     
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    Does it happen more? Do we have any statistics?

    We might think they happen more often when they are not because we're noticing it more. Alternatively, it may happen more because fighters notice it more, and more specifically notice that people aren't punished for it.
     
  8. Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Because fighters are realizing that every ref will allow precisely one (1) free groin strike, eye gouge, and cage-grab
     
  9. MajJ Banned Banned

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    this is a sly jones hate thread, amahrite ts?
     
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  11. Narddawg Orange Belt

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    Fighters just keep pawing at their opponents face lately, and since they don't lose points because of it they have no real reason to stop.
     
  12. Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Not when Big John is on the job
     
  13. Elbower Orange Belt

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    I noticed most fighters that used the eye poke got only a warning and went on to win the whole fight.
     
  14. Nowhere Fast Chules' Emotional Hostage.

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    That's fucking brutal double eye poke right there
     
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    because fighters realize there is no punishment for it, nobody needs to worry about it because there is no penalty.
     
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    It's more known you can get away with fouls now.
     
  18. MMARK1 Orange Belt

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    If they would make an example out of Jones in his next fight, I think people would tone it down...Unfortunately, many will cheat if they can get away with it! In other sports it is normally the lesser athletes that do it to level the playing field, but when a champ does it, it is truly poor sportsmanship and inexcusable! A guy could lose his career with one of those:(
     
  19. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Evolution brah. Peoples fingers are becoming increasingly longer.
     
  20. Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    real tacticians of the game would capitalize on that and kick their opponents in the balls and Jones them in the eye as soon as the round begins.
     

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