Why is pushing off the cage to do Supermans Legal?

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  1. BluntForceTrama

    BluntForceTrama Brown Belt

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    But everything else to do with the cage illegal?

    From a logical standpoint alone it makes no sense.
     
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  2. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Season Mode.

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    You can lean on the cage.
     
  3. Krimzon

    Krimzon Brown Belt

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    they should ban running on the cage too, since the feet are grabbing it

    the showtime kick was illegal and should be a 2pt deduction, ben henderson was robbed
     
  4. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    There has been talk about how it should be illegal.
     
  5. faustian

    faustian I'M NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    They should get rid of the cage and replace it with a moat. Problem solved.
     
  6. MitMcl

    MitMcl Black Belt

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    Please explain why it would be illegal.

    Pushing off the cage in general is legal as far as I know.
     
  7. SongXIII

    SongXIII Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Is this really a thread?
     
  8. Dart Feld

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    Pushing off the cage is legal. Gripping the cage or top of the cage is not.
     
  9. Fists of Fire

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    Go away please
     
  10. ocfightfan

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    Grabbing the cage is illegal. I presume that is both to keep it from being used to prevent takedowns, and to prevent finger injuries. Pushing people up against it is not, and pushing off of it is not.
     
  11. BluntForceTrama

    BluntForceTrama Brown Belt

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    I said offer something logical. That goes for your friend above you.

    Theres nothing logical about what you wrote.
     
  12. BoooooooM

    BoooooooM Orange Belt

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    its legal because it hasnt been proven that you can break 12 concrete bricks with a superman punch off the cage yet
     
  13. lookslikeseen

    lookslikeseen Orange Belt

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    You can push off the cage, but you can't grab it. That's pretty much it.
     
  14. Blayt7hh

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    Is there a good reason it shouldn't be legal?
     
  15. Phrozenspite

    Phrozenspite Black Belt

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    he posted something logical. he cited the rules.
     
  16. Goh

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    are you fucking serious
     
  17. Pacemaker Joe

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    How is it illegal? As long as they're not grabbing the cage, it's fine. You can put your hand against it for balance or to push off, you just can't put your fingers through to grab on. Same with your feet & toes. There's no reason it should be a foul, and it certainly isn't under the current rules.
     
  18. prikoke

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    A moat with fire, like in the Quest. Maybe it will treat some fighters' backne.
     
  19. Amygdala

    Amygdala Purple Belt

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    Can you rub your opponent's face on the cage? Or grind it into the mat for that matter? Asking for a friend.
     
  20. emperor

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    Why wouldn't it be?
     

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