Posted On:12/25/2004 1:00pm
A few days old but no one had posted it...nor have I really researched it so.......my apologies.
Originally Posted by igoraba reborn
after the fight ended in DQ, Yabushita's spinal cord was broken. However Toughill's second insisted she did not hit the fucking spine. the pic is taken after Erin was DQed.
Here is Erin Toughill's reaction to it:
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Posted On:12/25/2004 2:54pm
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
You would think someone, somewhere, would have caught it on video if she had in fact hit her on the spine. But I'm confused, Toughill elbow'd someone on the spine? Is she in one of the above pictures? Very confusing.
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Posted On:12/25/2004 3:03pm
Style: German longsword, .45 ACP
It sounds unlikely that an elbow strike could break the spine unless the spine were already wedged and flexed.
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Posted On:12/25/2004 4:05pm
Style: Muay Thai
Is she paralyzed? Maybe Kyle Maynard can finally live his dream of fighting somebody in an MMA match!
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Posted On:12/25/2004 11:17pm
Style: CM Boxing/BJJ/RBSD
Can we get a copy and paste of the sherdog document? It requires a login to view.
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Posted On:12/25/2004 11:36pm
Won't let me see it, and I logged in. Maybe you have to be a Pro level or whatever they call it.
Why was she DQ'ed? Is it against the rules to strike the spine? How on earth do they enforce that?
Posted On:12/26/2004 12:24am
So did Toughill actually strike the spine or not, according to the video evidence?
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Posted On:12/26/2004 1:17am
Style: Five Animal Fighting
We clearly don't have all the facts, but I couldn't find anything, anywhere saying Yabushita was injured seriously.
Toughill's response says both fighters were using illegal tatics and things got out of hand.
It likely this all started when someone mistranslated the Japanese word for "back", as "spine" and other people took off with it.
Last edited by Punisher; 12/26/2004 3:33pm at .
Posted On:12/26/2004 1:28am
That sounds like a plausible explanation since it seems unlikely a spine would be snapped by a standing strike under those circumstances.
Posted On:12/26/2004 11:29pm
Style: JKD, BJJ
Especially by a woman.
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