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(Sports Illustrated)   What do you do when an MMA fighter passes out between rounds after a choke hold? Well, not this   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 14
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2014-04-16 10:00:58 AM  
Yeah that's ridiculous. The fight should have immediately been stopped and he should have been on the way to a hospital.
 
2014-04-16 10:11:16 AM  
they get jacked off to get revived?
 
2014-04-16 12:03:25 PM  

marius2: Yeah that's ridiculous. The fight should have immediately been stopped and he should have been on the way to a hospital.


The doctor interviewed the corner guys, not the fighter!

His corner could have got him killed and the ref should have noticed and stopped the thing regardless. What a clusterfark it was. The triangle choke was in and he was almost out when the bell rang.
 
2014-04-16 02:02:15 PM  
I didn't watch the video so I am just going to assume they drew penises on his face with a Sharpie.
 
2014-04-16 02:06:31 PM  
They probably don't understand chokes, saw the fighter walk to his stool and thought he's okay, then maybe passed out from exhaustion.

So many approach MMA thinking it's the same as boxing, judges, etc..  Any bjj or judo ref would have stopped it there -- bring them in.
 
2014-04-16 02:10:55 PM  
Yeah, definitely a sign that something's wrong. The level of fail in the article is amazing. That many layers of responsibility and everyone dropped the farking ball... I enjoy MMA when I'm out at the bar and it comes onto the TV, but part of that is because I know(or think I know) that even when it gets brutal, there's at least SOME oversight.
 
2014-04-16 02:30:47 PM  

jigoro: They probably don't understand chokes, saw the fighter walk to his stool and thought he's okay, then maybe passed out from exhaustion.


Blood chokes in particular because they hit very suddenly.  When I was learning the triangle our instructor made it very clear to tap immediately once it's locked in.
 
2014-04-16 03:01:20 PM  
dr_blasto:

His corner could have got him killed ...

Isn't that where this "sport" is eventually headed anyhow?
 
2014-04-16 03:32:39 PM  

Flappyhead: jigoro: They probably don't understand chokes, saw the fighter walk to his stool and thought he's okay, then maybe passed out from exhaustion.

Blood chokes in particular because they hit very suddenly.  When I was learning the triangle our instructor made it very clear to tap immediately once it's locked in.


In this case, the ref was an experienced guy out of Colorado.

WY has only had a sanctioning body for a couple years, having only sanctioned about 30 events so far in total. I think the doctor was out of Colorado as well. They've been importing these officials to work with Wyoming guys for a while, hoping to apply their experience and specifically avoid this kind of shiat. Unfortunately, the imported "experienced" ref shiat the bed rather than an easily explained inexperienced local dude.
 
2014-04-16 03:33:29 PM  

Great_Milenko: dr_blasto:

His corner could have got him killed ...

Isn't that where this "sport" is eventually headed anyhow?


Well, it will never catch up to High School Football, but we can certainly try.
 
2014-04-16 03:40:05 PM  

nosearchimi: they get jacked off to get revived?


Pretty sure that directs blood to the wrong head.
 
2014-04-16 04:20:45 PM  
Wimps.  Back in the day I remember pro rasslers used to get the sleeper hold and be almost dead to the world.  But one foot on the ropes, the ref breaks it up, and they'd come back and still win the match.
 
2014-04-16 05:22:55 PM  

dr_blasto: Flappyhead: jigoro: They probably don't understand chokes, saw the fighter walk to his stool and thought he's okay, then maybe passed out from exhaustion.

Blood chokes in particular because they hit very suddenly.  When I was learning the triangle our instructor made it very clear to tap immediately once it's locked in.

In this case, the ref was an experienced guy out of Colorado.

WY has only had a sanctioning body for a couple years, having only sanctioned about 30 events so far in total. I think the doctor was out of Colorado as well. They've been importing these officials to work with Wyoming guys for a while, hoping to apply their experience and specifically avoid this kind of shiat. Unfortunately, the imported "experienced" ref shiat the bed rather than an easily explained inexperienced local dude.


That sucks for both sides.  Hopefully the ref and commission come clean and admit it was a royal fark up before the outrage brigade spins it out of control.
 
2014-04-16 06:23:42 PM  

Flappyhead: dr_blasto: Flappyhead: jigoro: They probably don't understand chokes, saw the fighter walk to his stool and thought he's okay, then maybe passed out from exhaustion.

Blood chokes in particular because they hit very suddenly.  When I was learning the triangle our instructor made it very clear to tap immediately once it's locked in.

In this case, the ref was an experienced guy out of Colorado.

WY has only had a sanctioning body for a couple years, having only sanctioned about 30 events so far in total. I think the doctor was out of Colorado as well. They've been importing these officials to work with Wyoming guys for a while, hoping to apply their experience and specifically avoid this kind of shiat. Unfortunately, the imported "experienced" ref shiat the bed rather than an easily explained inexperienced local dude.

That sucks for both sides.  Hopefully the ref and commission come clean and admit it was a royal fark up before the outrage brigade spins it out of control.


I don't know how it's going to play out. So far the ref hasn't said shiat and the commission has gone with the "everything's ok" line. That, in the end, might cause more problems getting any major promotion to come to the area in the future as they likely don't want to deal with this kind of shiat.

I will say, knowing some of these people, that it probably won't ever happen again. The commission really wants this to work out well for the state and that means they've got to be on top of the officials in and around the ring more than ever.
 
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