Thread: Winner Taps Out, Sporting or No?
5/22/2014 3:02pm, #51
Why do I dislike this ****?
People write bullshit laden articles, full of logical fallacies like this one:
So, no fact checking, no mention of what rues are in place, grouping all amateur fights as unregulated, a death, implying problems with insurance and then using this fight as an example.
5/22/2014 7:02pm, #52
5/22/2014 7:27pm, #53
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
- SarfLondon UK
I'm not sure the loser was winning as surely as most commentators seem to think. Moot point now though.
5/22/2014 8:11pm, #54I'm not sure the loser was winning as surely as most commentators seem to think. Moot point now though.
5/22/2014 11:45pm, #55Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
5/23/2014 5:03am, #56
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- Pasadena, CA
- Judo noob, injured guy.
That was BS watching the whole fight. The "loser" might have been getting the best of his opponent on the feet, but the "winner" had plenty of potential to be a problem on the ground (in the little bit of groundwork we got to see). Let it play out.
5/27/2014 10:45pm, #57
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- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Judo, Wrestling, TKD
Regardless of amateur or pro its insulting to tap/quit like that fighter did.
When an opponent is clearly out classed, a proper approach can be to work on things you are weak on, and if grappling is a weak spot, take advantage of that time to work on those skills against a willing opponent who is apparently attempting to beat you, (I blame his trainer or coach at this point as well) and if you feel you are suddenly getting into deep water then you submit or ko the guy, end the fight and you got some good mat time. So the training, preparation, weight control and mental game do not go to waste.
To me, the guy that tapped was attempting to draw attention to himself for whatever reason - then blame it on not wanting to hurt the other guy. I conclude he is not prepared to be a cage fighter.
To me he did hurt his opponent and dishonored him by tapping- weak and while some say compassionate, I disagree. Shameful and poor use of time to work on things that can improve BOTH people in the cage (after all, the are...amateurs)
5/28/2014 2:43am, #58
Maybe he pulled a groin muscle and just made up an excuse why he tapped. Seriously though, kinda really sorta extremely condescending.
5/28/2014 12:39pm, #59
hes still a bitch then because i tore a groin muscle halfway through my first fight and continued to beat my opponent like a read headed step child. NO MERCY IN THIS DOJO!
5/28/2014 2:51pm, #60