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Why don't we see more slam KO's?

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  1. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    I've always thought the canvas looks brutally hard compare to a wrestling mat and wondered how guys adjust to wrestling on a harder surface, let along what it feels like to get slammed on it. It seems like a pretty good way to ruin someone's night in a moment.

    When Tito ko'd Tanner he had a bodylock and his head tucked against Tanners chin so when they hit the ground his head took a huge impact.


    Or like when Harris Ko'd branch with a slam, Branch had jumped to guard and Harris put his hand up on his face, then slammed him with a Ko.


    Also the Khalibov slam he has a body lock from behind with his opponents arm trapped in it and slams him with no way to protect his head as he went down.


    My point is, especially with the tito and khalibov examples, I don't think there is anything that their opponents could do to stop them from getting ko'd with those slams. Yes, they could have avoided the position, but we see guys in those positions all the time but they rarely even attempt those kind of slams.

    Final thought, it seems that there is a grey area with head butts in relation to slams, not sure if it will even be changed, but I'm curious why we don't see more slams with intent to end fights. My answer is most likely fighters trying to conserve their gas and the fact that if you did that to your training partner you would probably get kicked from your gym lol.
     
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    Epstein should have hired frank shamrock instead lol
     
  4. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    So you wanna be a fighter?! lol I thought about using this one but it didn't seem to be quite as calculated as the others. Still brutal though, I swear if you look close you can see his head squish a little lol
     
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    Disrespectful not to include

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    I think people are worried about their being a fine line between a spike and a slam.
     
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    You might knock yourself out if done incorrectly
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    Gaethje tried to slam Khabib but Khabib hooked up his leg :cool:
     
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  9. stereolab White Belt

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    I think guys just got better at avoiding these kinds of slams. Look at how Khabib lifted Justin's leg off the ground to avoid getting slammed in that triangle. Plus the rules are iffy about the difference between a proper slam and a spike.
     
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  11. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Yeah, Jarred Brooks managed to do that too. Imo in even more spectacular fashion.

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    Bill Clinton filled in for him
     
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    People are better at BJJ now

     
  14. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    we never see spikes called though
     
  15. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Don't see many slams in general really, never mind KO's from them.

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  16. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    I don't know if we have ever seen a call for a spike
     
  17. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    You mean headbutts? lol If anything that is the most brutal headbutt of all time
     
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    Because floor in octagon is not firm enough.
     
  19. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    Not really though, we see horrible grapplers all the time and its not that hard to figure out how to bodylock slam someone or get a backlock with an arm in and slam them like khalibov.
     
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    There was one in Cage Warriors during the first Frederick/Webb fight, but I can't remember one in the UFC.

    But the closest I can recall seeing to a proper spike is Andrade/Rose
     
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