Why did Diego go for the submission in Round 3 when he had Gilbert hurt?

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  1. REEMwillbeCHAMP

    REEMwillbeCHAMP Purple Belt

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    He took Gilbert's back right after the uppercut...if he did a flurry of punches right after the uppercut would he have won? :eek:
     
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    If Sanchez went for the TKO finish and failed, then there would be a thread asking what if he went for a RNC instead of punching himself out trying to finish with strikes.








    Answer: Maybe.
     
  3. Kingz

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    It's pretty obvious Gil had recovered quickly, grabbed a leg, tucked his head and made it very difficult to land legal strikes. A sub attempt was probably higher percentage at that point. Plus, Diego isnt the best finisher.
     
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    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    How would anyone here know the answer to that?
     
  5. Cosmahorio

    Cosmahorio Brown Belt

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    Who knows.

    Clarity isn't optimal during a cage fight. Especially after receiving numerous blows to the head.

    I wish he had punched though.
     
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    Jew Jif Shoes Brown Belt

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    Sometimes it's easier to lock in a sub when a guy is rocked like that cause A. He's just had his clock cleaned and isn't thinking too clearly, so his Sub D probably won't be 100% ("Hit a black belt enough and he'll become a white belt" is the saying, right?) and B. He probably won't expect a sub attempt cause the common thing to do in MMA when rocking an opponent is to follow up with more strikes, so you could slip the sub in while the opponent is concerned about blocking strikes and shaking the cobwebs out.
     
  7. Bargey

    Bargey Red Belt

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    Diego was already in submission position and Gil recovered quick.

    Subbing or striking - doesnt matter because both would
    have been equally difficult to get the finish.
     
  8. TripAtTheBrain

    TripAtTheBrain Mentally Incompetent

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    Coz Diego Sanchez don't give a fuck!

    He looks like this on the inside. . . . .

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    Here's for reference:




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  10. SPL1FF

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    same reason that JDS kept going for the short elbows.

    when your fighting its hard to pull yourself away from whats happening and you just go for what you "think" is right.

    great fight. diego was overmatched and still stood toe to toe with gilbert. Well done by both fighters.
     
  11. Jon Stark

    Jon Stark King in the North Platinum Member

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    Diego landed 50+ unanswered punches on Ellenberger, broke his nose and had him TKO'ed and didn't get the stop. If Diego had a lil more power he'd have that fight and Gil as third round comeback wins. So glad Diego is getting some props on this forum.
     

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