Posted On:8/30/2002 1:00pm
Okay I haven't seen the Royce vs. Yoshida fight so I really can't really comment on it. I was wondering what you guys thought of the fight as far as the judge stopping it when he did. Do you think that he stopped it at the right time? Do you think that Yoshida had Royce in a position where he would have gone to "sleep", corner would have thrown in the towel, or that he would have tapped? What do you guys think about them maybe calling it a no contest?
Posted On:8/30/2002 2:54pm
It was simply a bad ref stoppage! The ref should be shot! Royce was blocking the choke with his arm and no way did he tap, but even if Yoshida 'hypothetically' had the choke sunk, there should not have been a ref stoppage!
It's either TAP or SLEEP! That's the way it should be cause only the person being choked can truly know if they are being choked!
Pride officals phoned up the Gracie's and apologised left, right & center so no doubt it's a 'No Contest'.
Edited by - Triangle on August 30 2002 14:58:03
Posted On:8/30/2002 5:35pm
A Possessed Yoshida won....with the help of Kimura possessing him
Posted On:8/31/2002 6:30pm
pride is on by me tomorrow 9pm-we will see wtf is going on here
Posted On:9/02/2002 12:02am
I just finished watching the fight between Yoshida and Gracie!
NO TAP! NOTHING!
Royce had his left hand on Yoshida's side and his right hand was UNDER his own Gi, which means their was NO CHOKE. Their will be a rematch, but the only question is when?
Posted On:9/02/2002 12:34am
No Choke. If you watch closely Yoshida says something to the ref (Obviously in Japanese and then the ref stops the fight.)
Whatever was said obviously stopped the fight.
Where's Big John McCarthy when we need him?
Your All Tools
Edited by - your all tools on September 02 2002 00:35:27
Posted On:9/02/2002 12:55am
Terrible stoppage, but Yoshida impressed me. Those two deserve a similar match with no rounds and no ref.
Posted On:9/02/2002 10:23pm
So I guess the people rule that it was a bad call. There was no choke according to you huys and no tap.
I will be looking forward to see if and when there is a rematch as to what the outcome will be in that one.
Did Royce have anything to say after the match to anyone?
Posted On:9/02/2002 10:24pm
Has anyone heard when this rematch might be?
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