[quote]Cockney Blue wrote:
Hassan was an arsehole for not tapping and putting Cantwell in that position.
Cantwell can be forgiven for saying something non-PC having just won a fight.
Not everyone can fight someone then just switch off the emotion with all that adrenaline burning through their body.
This is exactly why the interviews should be in the locker room once the fighter has got themselves together, not straight after the fight.
When was the last time someone actually gave an intelligent interview to Rogan in the Octagon?
As for Babalu getting chucked out of the UFC for holding a choke against someone who had deeply insulted him at the weigh in, I think it is a disgrace that they cut him when BJJ, who did exactly the same to Jens is kept on as champ. (for the record, neither should have been cut, possible fine and suspension for both.)[/quote]
There is sportsmanship, but people also have to remember this is not a traditional martial art, it staged combat, meant to emulate a fight.
Have you ever choked someone someone out or knocked them out with a punch kick knee. And been like wow that was awesome I always wanted to do that. I mean for a practitioner of submissions it is the same thing. and you never would finish that in a gym with those you train with.
It is like telling a boxer he is being unsportsmanlike for being excited after knocking someone’s block off.
And letting babalu go was ridiculus, he earned a notch to me. If you are going to talk before a fight be prepared for what is coming back at you. Hell if it were football it would just be unecessary roughness.