What is a grounded opponent?

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A fighter is grounded anytime they have more than just the soles of their feet on the ground. If they have so much as a finger or a shin on the ground, they are grounded. Also, if they are leaning on the cage fence, and would be on the ground if it weren't for the cage holding them up, they are also considered grounded.

From the Association of Boxing Commissions Unified Rules of MMA, Fouls section:

16.Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.

A grounded opponent is any fighter who has more than just the soles of their feet on the ground. (i.e. could have one shin or one finger down to be considered a downed fighter) If the referee determines that a fighter would be a grounded fighter but is not solely because the ring ropes or cage fence has held fighter from the ground, the referee can instruct the combatants that he is treating the fighter held up solely by the cage or ropes as a grounded fighter

17.Kneeing the Head of a grounded...

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View author's info Author Posted on Sep 21, 2005 at 12:23 PM


My daughter will be ushering to one of these events this weekend.
I'm curious...what is Cage Fighting?
Has anyone ever attended one of these events?
If so, what was your opinion?

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Minnie415 wrote:

so what's left then??

One good knockout shot to the nose or chin, a choke hold or an arm or leg lock will do the trick.


2linepass05 write:

Well, if it's what I think it is, cage fighting is mixed martial arts fighting. Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and kickboxing just to name a few. It's about punches, kicks, elbows, knees, big knockouts, technical submissions, take-downs, and strategy.

There are rules to protect the competitors.

Things you can't do:
Head but-ts
Eye gouging of...

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John Locher/Associated Press

Mixed martial arts is still a young sport, and that means there should be more flexibility to changing rules.

All sport change their rules to make their games more exciting and more safe. The major sports all convene on a yearly basis to discuss rule changes. MMA should follow suit in having swifter action toward the rule changes. The sport follows the unified rules set by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC).

So what should the ABC reexamine for MMA? Here are four areas the governing body should look into the next time they meet.

Knees to a Grounded Opponent

This is one of the more popular suggestions from fans. It used to be allowed in MMA and was a popular rule in PRIDE.

Knees to a grounded opponent can lead to more finishes, but more importantly, it leads to more...

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no i stopped that fight because he stood up and tried to jump backwards out of the ring, can anyone say "JACKASS" so i stopped and warned him of being a silly billy.

steve there are rules yes:
these are the UFC rules, different shows use different rules:
The rules of the UFC
The ufc the biggest and best-known mma event, in the world will be the subject of my project. The ufc fighters compete in what is known as the octagon, an engineered fence used by the ufc. Once thought to be a gimmick, the octagonal shape gives structural support. The octagon is 30 feet in diameter and stands 5ft 6in.
These are the 2002 Ultimate Fighting Championship rules, defined, decided and approved by the Nevada State athletic commission.
UFC Rules
As defined by the Nevada State Commission USA
1. Butting with the head (could cause concussion for both opponents)
2. Eye gouging (any form of attack on the eyes could cause permanent loss of sight)
3....

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The 28th Annual ABC conference is well underway in Las Vegas and Tuesday was a big day for the sport of MMA. Representatives from 45 various athletic commissions gathered to vote on a package of six rule changes originally proposed by the ABC's MMA Rules and Regulations Committee chaired by former Bellator MMA commentator and current commissioner of the Kansas State Athletic Commission, Sean Wheelock.

Prior to the vote, a sometimes spirited discussion and debate took place on the package of changes being proposed: new judging criteria, a new definition of a grounded fighter, the addition of extended finger fouls, the removal clavicle-grabbing and heel-to-kidney fouls, and a change to the regulations on female fighter apparel.

The changes to the judging criteria are about clarity - clarity as to precisely how an MMA fight is to be scored. "Striking and grappling makes up the sport of MMA," said longtime MMA official John McCarthy. Take out striking and grappling and...

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Ender knew the unspoken rules of manly warfare, even though he was only six. It was forbidden to strike the opponent who lay helpless on the ground; only an animal would do that. So Ender walked to Stiltson's supine body and kicked him again, viciously, in the ribs.

No-one is supposed to kick, stab, beat, or otherwise harm someone after they are down. Unless they are a villain, of course, then they are just emphasizing how much of a bastard they are. In some cases this may cross the Moral Event Horizon if it is especially vicious and the writers do not want us sympathizing with the one doing the kicking. The person who does this will almost never turn good, unless they have a spectacular moment of oh My God, What Have I Done?.

This proscription extends to hitting someone who is newly dead just to unleash aggression; no matter how evil they are, respect is Due to the Dead.

Essentially, a form of Kick the Dog. A common example of fighting dirty and thus a Combat...

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Ender knew the unspoken rules of manly warfare, even though he was only six. It was forbidden to strike the opponent who lay helpless on the ground; only an animal would do that. So Ender walked to Stilson's supine body and kicked him again, viciously, in the ribs.

There's a fine line between

Unsportsmanlike Gloating

and being just plain nasty. No one is supposed to kick, stab, beat, or otherwise harm someone after they are down — unless they are a villain, of course, then they are just

emphasizing how much of a bastard they are

. In some cases this may cross the

Moral Event Horizon

if it is especially vicious and the writers

do not want us sympathizing with the one doing the kicking

. The person who does this will almost never

turn good

, unless they have a spectacular moment of oh

My God, What Have I Done?

.

This proscription extends to

hitting someone who is newly dead

just to unleash aggression; no matter how evil they are,...

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A downed opponent (also called a grounded opponent) is a combatant that is on the ground, as compared to a combatant that is in a standing position. This commonly implies that the downed combatant is lying on the ground, but can technically refer to any position in which anything except the soles of the combatants feet are touching the ground. In many combat sports featuring striking, such as boxing or taekwondo, it is illegal to strike a downed opponent. The referee will promptly bring the downed opponent to his or her feet to resume the bout standing. The only combat sport which allows strikes when the opponent is down is mixed martial arts. The majority of MMA organizations follows the common rule of prohibiting knee strikes and kicks to the head of a grounded opponent, but fighters are allowed to strike their opponent's body. Hand and elbows strikes to the head are considered legal.

There are many MMA organizations that still follows the roots of MMA which is...

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This wikibook is about defeating your opponent unarmed, using strikes that cause pain, disable or break. Not a perfect manual and definitely not for just sports.

Training hardiness, guts and pain resistance[edit]

The whole human body is one arsenal of lethal and pain inducting weapons, and we cherish and honor it as one. It just has to be fixed and polished from the softness before one can use it. The thing is that you hit your own hands, arms and legs so that that area gets hardened and familiar with the feeling (or hit hard things with them). In the end, that feeling can’t even be described as pain. It is great feeling to throw a punch to a wall and know that it hurt more the for bricks than your fist. Just don’t get it wrong. The thingie isn’t to break your places at the first few hits, to this you should get slowly. A good pace is like when the place under hardening starts hurting a little bit at about ten seconds, then just continue like that as long as...

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Don't be fooled by the Base 55 Defense. With Static, paired with Attract, you can cripple your opponent without breaking a sweat. Not to mention that it has great Mixed Sweeping potential, and good Speed and HP to back up that Defense.

With the right moves, you've got a good sweeper in Raichu. Not the best, by any means, but one of the best ones (Being overshadowed by only Jolteon and Electivire).

Your moveset is almost perfect, but Encore is too risky for a Pokemon like Raichu, who is 2HKO'd by (almost) any strong STAB attack. Replace Encore for Attract. I know this doesn't sound very smart, but it's really the best choice.

If you don't like Attract, then you can also try Brick Break for Screen breaking, Bide with a Focus Sash for (90% of the time, at least :P) a guaranteed KO, or Wish for team support!

Pikachu and Raichu's good attacks (Bide, Wish, Charge, Reversal, etc.) are locked away as egg moves, which is a major downside, but these moves are the...

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After several weeks of heavy traveling, I’m finally back to a more normal schedule where I can tend to my blog again. With there being no shortage of news in our fair sport, I’ll have plenty to talk about.

For this post, we’re going to address the MMA rules (again), "towel-gate," and UFC 210, but let's start with this weekend’s card, since one of my guys, #SamAlvey, will be fighting.

Sam is a great guy, and he’s been in my gym for a lot of years. He told me he wants to beat up anyone that has ever crossed paths with me in the Octagon. It’s part of his “Vengeance Tour” or something like that. I’ll admit, I kind of dig that.

He’s been improving quite a bit, and as a coach, that’s what I look for. You don’t want to change someone’s natural style too much, especially if it’s proven effective.

I feel like he’s been progressing well, and combined with his toughness and grit, the sky is the limit for him. Sam’s going to be doing great things in the middleweight...

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Wrestling games are notorious for being difficult to control. Remembering what to do and when can be frustrating to say the least. Recent games have made this better with more use of the thumb sticks and less button mashing. It is still however a lot to remember. The difficulty comes with remembering what to press in what situation. In other games a single button does a single action, in wrestling games the situation dictates what button does what actions. So with all this in mind here are the WWE 2K17 controls for you to look at and hopefully remember. Then a short video tutorial to bring those controls to life.

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Submissions

While in a submission hold (Or applying one) a graphic will show up with circle and a red and blue slider. The defenders slider is blue and the...

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Being concise and asking for answers to unsimple questions are generally mutually exclusive. Your ADD should not factor into reasoned discussion of why rules are the way they are. The rules were made with much more discussion and reasoning than I put into it, so from that aspect, I was quite concise.

The fact that you are not aware of evidence does not indicate a lack of evidence. In this case, it indicates a lack of knowledge on your part. There is quite a bit of evidence, going back decades (even before mma), that head strikes are much more dangerous to the brain when the ability of the neck to act as a shock absorber is taken away. Conversely, as racing has shown us, removing the ability for the neck to move reduces chances of a neck injury. However, forces generated in strikes during unarmed combat are unlikely to cause more than a neck sprain (dropping an opponent on the head could cause a neck fracture, thus no spiking).

There is plenty of empirical data and has been...
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How athletic commissions interpret the rule about knees and kicks to a downed fighter and how referees enforce the rule has changed.

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Marc Ratner appeared on a recent edition of UFC Tonight on Wednesday and explained the new interpretation of what is a foul and what isn’t in regards to kneeing and kicking a “downed” fighter.

The Unified Rules of mixed martial arts describes a “downed” fighter as a fighter who has more than just the soles of their feet on the ground.

The Association of Boxing Commissions website defines a downed fighter as, “A grounded opponent is any fighter who has more than just the soles of their feet on the ground. (i.e. could have one shin or one finger down to be considered a downed fighter) If the referee determines that a fighter would be a grounded fighter, but is not solely because the ring ropes or cage fence has held fighter...

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MMA fans are accustomed to seeing fighters dust off brutal knockouts as if they never even happened. Tragically, this was far from the case when professional fighter Booto Guylain suffered a TKO loss back on February 27.

The 29-year-old was pronounced dead on Wednesday as a result of severe head trauma sustained in an MMA bout for the Extreme Fighting Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a statement released on EFC Africa's official website, Guylain was transferred to the hospital, where he was treated for swelling and bleeding of the brain after taking multiple elbows to the head in his bout with Keron Davies.

“We are devastated,” said EFC Africa president Cairo Howarth, after hearing of Guylain’s passing. “This is a huge loss to the sport and to all who know him. Our thoughts are with his family in this trying time.”

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