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RearNakedSmoke Says, in 8-13-2011 at 00:43:36 from    

Damn, Maz. Damn…..
She told him she’s tapping. He looks to see. She’s not tapping. He stops the fight anyway.
Maybe he REALLY had to pee, perhaps?
I honestly don’t know what that even was. I just DON’T know.

(I think she dislocated Sarah’s elbow on that really savage take/dragdown. Girl is a beast!)

60ndown Says, in 8-13-2011 at 00:46:07 from    

didnt look like that arm was going to come out, it was in deep, tap/pop or no, 5 seconds more and it was all over anyway.

woadito Says, in 8-13-2011 at 00:46:31 from    

good stoppage, wouldnt wanna see a woman’s arm broken

H-bomb Says, in 8-13-2011 at 00:46:40 from    

oh look who the fcuk is reffing again

the worse piece of shlt on the planet steve f@ggot mazzagati

jonesin’ Says, in 8-13-2011 at 00:54:35 from    

that arm was extended quite a bit at first and i see where she says something and lets go. weird outcome nonetheless. herb dean wouldn’t have f***** that up as bad but it was a weird call.

RRM Says, in 8-13-2011 at 01:04:26 from    

Way to go Fagetti

Ironfist Says, in 8-13-2011 at 01:22:39 from    

maz totally screwed up but the lesbien looking chick stood no chance any way. Rhonda has some serious grappling skills

Ironfist Says, in 8-13-2011 at 01:52:35 from    

they need to merge the featherweight and bantam womans div its only a 10 pound diff.
Then they would have a deep enough stable

kill666 Says, in 8-13-2011 at 02:18:04 from    

Great performance by Ronda Rousey, nice (almost) flying arm bar. that was a little early stoppage, this will teach Ronda to don’t let go till the referee pull her off.

BlackRazor Says, in 8-13-2011 at 02:18:47 from    

She did that in a previous fight! Called the Ref to tell them the girl was tapping! It’sher thing, she doesn’t want a long fight, she’s not cut out to trade punches or kicks that’s why she goes for the sub so quickly! One day she’s gonna fight someone with a bit more experience and she’s gonna get exposed like Gina did! Although Gina did have substance she was just s*** Scared of Cyborg! Gina had Cyborg down at one point and was in a good position to submit with an Armbar but she stood up and from there Cyborg beat the snot out of her literally!

Derkderder Says, in 8-13-2011 at 02:20:27 from    

they will both be fired by dana douche

casyboy Says, in 8-13-2011 at 02:22:50 from    

rhonda did have her arm straitensd out for a sec decided to be nice and let it go, to bad maza-crazy stoped the action,they would have worked it out fine without his mma muckery!!

marvelous mad madam mim Says, in 8-13-2011 at 02:28:42 from    

thats why u break the arm, you’ll never be champ if your afraid to hurt your opponent

tattooed1 Says, in 8-13-2011 at 02:40:55 from    

I seriously dont understand the constant homophobic remarks on this site. As an mma fan I feel people who choose to express their frustrations this way are simply adding to the stigma that mma fans are a bunch of mindless barbarians. Grow up and and learn to expand your close-mindedness.

P.S.: Mazzagotti needs to re-think this one.

kbrew007 Says, in 8-13-2011 at 03:07:15 from    

ref totally f@#ked this up totally

wtf Says, in 8-13-2011 at 03:14:11 from    

Look at the arm at 4:48. Frank Mir/Tim Sylvia revisited. Rousey should have broken her arm.

tjgonz Says, in 8-13-2011 at 03:35:56 from    

all wins by armbar? how is that impressive?
maz for the fail yet again.
this is just more reason for dana to cut the womens div.

kuelniss Says, in 8-13-2011 at 03:54:19 from    

You guys are idiots. Yes, Mazzagatti is not great but he did fine here. Watch the video and listen to what they say after. Ronda heard a verbal submission when she FIRST cranked on it, hence telling Steve (it was pretty nasty the way the elbow was bending sideways). Steve then realizes that her yelling was indeed a verbal tap and stops it, but by then Ronda had decided to crank a SECOND time. Making extreme pain noises, screams, or other obvious verbal signs of pain is considered a tap. Sarah admitted this in her interview. On another note, Ronda looked very impressive, her grappling skills seem second to none in wmma. She is also very pretty, not like super hot body-wise, but pretty attractive.

zachres Says, in 8-13-2011 at 07:06:49 from    

That s*** was over… I can understand why she’s upset, but honestly, she was gonna’ loose that elbow in a few seconds. Rousey was in complete control of that arm.

murell Says, in 8-13-2011 at 07:46:12 from    

I believe she said tap.good stoppage.

WHY Says, in 8-13-2011 at 07:58:43 from    

Steve. Steve. C’mon man.

PitFighterZ Says, in 8-13-2011 at 08:21:51 from    

D’Alelio did say something, but it doesn’t look like “tap.” Beautiful transition by Ronda, but they should go at it again on the very next card.
Unless they have a directional microphone that got the “tap” coming out of Sarah’s mouth.

JRubin Says, in 8-13-2011 at 08:37:31 from    

if u notice the arm pops and she lets go of the sub, and then held on to it after the ref didn’t stop the bout, bout should’ve been stopped sooner and there would b no argument.

Op_of_faith Says, in 8-13-2011 at 09:23:09 from    

Hmmm-Dumb rules question for the board…Could Maz (if he were a good Ref) ask them both if they would like to continue and stop the fight if it became clear that D’Alelio was REALLY hurt? Rousey didn’t exactly look happy with the stoppage and I’m sure she would have been cool with continuing…

C$ Says, in 8-13-2011 at 09:56:20 from    

Tap or no tap, Ronda has some of the quickest transitions in MMA. It was just a matter of time.

glenn Says, in 8-13-2011 at 10:43:04 from    

she did tap

Khades Says, in 8-13-2011 at 10:50:01 from    

Early stopppage, but as most of you are already saying, that arm was gone anyway. This controversy only saved her arm. The first time she locked it in she could have broken it OFF with how tight it was.

f_u Says, in 8-13-2011 at 11:01:30 from    

Horrible call by Faggagotti

Muay Thai Carebear Says, in 8-13-2011 at 11:20:01 from    

Nice transition. She had the arm bar &, a slight adjustment, it would’ve popped the elbow. Good Call!!

robert Says, in 8-13-2011 at 11:50:14 from    

every single one on Ronda’s wins have been armbar in the first minute. she had it in deep and i believe Ronda, the chick said tap. Ronda wasn’t even cranking full on after she heard tap if she did, snap! good win.

“i said ahhhhhhhhhh”

mike Says, in 8-13-2011 at 12:07:32 from    

seemed like bullshit to me, also if any sort of scream/pained noise equals a verbal tap that sounds like the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard.

RearNakedSmoke Says, in 8-13-2011 at 12:35:00 from    

@mike I say the rule should be that you don’t stop it on a verbal tap until the fighter has lost complete control of their bowels.

J-Dawg Says, in 8-13-2011 at 12:49:25 from    

Well put!

casyboy Says, in 8-13-2011 at 13:10:06 from    

mazzi? it wasn’t to late to admit your mistake and put them back n that same posistion with elbow bent. he couldve ducked under the hood wathced the re-play and re-started, then mazi would earn some respect!pride sucks!

KungFuLowKick Says, in 8-13-2011 at 13:38:04 from    

refs should be more careful with subs.they have to act quick to save the fighter’s arm or leg but they should totaly ignore the other doing the sub.It happened in a UFC fight with Matt Wiman and somebody else.He yelled he’s out when the guy was ok and the ref stopped it.But like some of yu guys said i dont know if its Ronda’s “trick” because she was talking to the ref the millisecond her leg got over her head.The armabr wasnt even on and she yelled she’s tapping.It just seems odd to mee coming from a Judoka who is supposed to hae grappled all her life she should at leats recongnize a tap.

Beast w/ 8 Limbs Says, in 8-13-2011 at 15:40:58 from    

You can watch again and see that she did indeed let it go. She explained herself, and so did Sarah. regardless as to whether it was a misunderstanding, or an actual verbal tap, some of you guys must have terrible lives to get so worked up over Mazagati.

Beast w/ 8 Limbs Says, in 8-13-2011 at 15:40:59 from    

You can watch again and see that she did indeed let it go. She explained herself, and so did Sarah. regardless as to whether it was a misunderstanding, or an actual verbal tap, some of you guys must have terrible lives to get so worked up over Mazagati.

Muay Thai #1 Says, in 8-13-2011 at 16:29:53 from    

Rousey would still get trashed by the better womem fighters..

Nemisis Says, in 8-13-2011 at 16:36:37 from    


SEAN_VANCE Says, in 8-13-2011 at 17:14:59 from    

Good call, she was making tapping noises with her dumb mouth….next time shut the F up and no one will stop it

Ironfist Says, in 8-13-2011 at 18:38:57 from    

all wins by armbar not impressive and all under a min are you stupid. What other fighter do you know male or female as soon as they grab you you’re screwed only her. This chics grappling is ridiculous. stop the hate child

hugemidget Says, in 8-13-2011 at 20:17:55 from    

if this girl ever gets her stand up together she will be a monster, that transition was insanely quick.

Op_of_faith Says, in 8-13-2011 at 22:10:23 from    

…this board is starting to make me sad…”she should have broken the arm…?” CLEARLY not a lot of fighters here. MOST of these fighters know each other and are friendly-just about anyone could maim or cause a fatality…how many more fights would you get if you did that? Seriously, WWE is on…go watch that…

Derkderder Says, in 8-14-2011 at 00:36:29 from    

i know people are allowed to have different opinions, but she clearly said “tap”

end of discussion folks

Yamommamoto Norifumi Says, in 8-14-2011 at 00:39:01 from    

So here’s a relative new comer to MMA who’s just sealed her 5th consecutive win via an admittedly unclear ref decision/arm bar and all the majority of MMA fans on mmatko have to say is either degrading of the ref or the winning fighter?….I mean what can really be done for you people?

Your obviously a bunch of people who feel embittered because of your self inflicted sidelined position of sitting on the couch eating fries and guzzling beer.

So no one cares about you and your opinion in relation to MMA? Get a life, get training, get blogging, get on with something other than douching in forums.

Marvelous mad madam mim:

“thats why u break the arm, you’ll never be champ if your afraid to hurt your opponent”

- that’s why you’ve obviously never had any experience in fighting let alone competitive MMA or grappling. How old are you, 10?

As for the ref, his job is to provide a CONTROLLED environment and to where he can REDUCE HARM. Understand that? Sports fighting as opposed to jail fights? Comprende?

And as most of you failed to realize with your limited grasp of anatomy extended to observing your own beer guts the arm was rotated so the technique was extending it SIDE WAYS the way that is even worse than a conventional arm bar……the way your elbow would never fully recover from….get it? Let alone it was perfectly sunk and controlled plus the previous 4 straight arm bar wins all weighing on the refs mind.

So ACTUALLY Mazzagati through his experience and knowledge as a ref saw this in conjunction with Rousey’s input and Sarah’s verbal expression of pain and made a GOOD CALL.


“some of you guys must have terrible lives to get so worked up over Mazagati.”

- pretty much sums it all up right there.

Derkderder Says, in 8-14-2011 at 03:39:43 from    

amen yamommamoto

barn Says, in 8-14-2011 at 03:44:19 from    

Mazagatti is guilty of creating an awkward moment. Rhonda is also at fault for that, letting go and then demanding the ref to interrupt. I don’t understand how one’s verbal gesture could be considered an automatic “tap” and the other’s is a useful funfact for the ref.
But besides that, Rhonda looks crazy good!… I mean other than those punches, she looks so f-ing scary. Cyborg and her should fight immediately, unless they want to see some Aoki-esque removal of arms tour. It’s time for a big step up in competition.

@yammamoto my beergut just told me that he thinks you’re a pretentious slut.

Op_of_Faith Says, in 8-14-2011 at 13:34:06 from    


Hey…THIS IS A SPORT! SAFETY COMES FIRST! Maz had made some awful calls but this isn’t one of them…If D’alelio REALLY has a problem with the call she can protest…

RicanFighter Says, in 8-14-2011 at 13:57:08 from    

TAAAAp!—- i mean AHHHHH! … u cant scream out like that . why would ronda lie about it. the girl said ahhhh tap!

Big Panda Says, in 8-14-2011 at 14:02:42 from    


Someone has been working out at an MMA gym too long. You’ve started to talk about Mazzagatti like he’s a colleague. If you want to come into a room and start acting smart you might want to check your grammar first.

JoeDog Says, in 8-14-2011 at 15:26:47 from    

@Yamommamoto….. It all sounds good, but why would D’Alelio argue to such an extent if she was not indicating a tap out. It seems a bit confusing to this guy who only gets an occasional sore elbow from using my mouse.

Yamommamoto Norifumi Says, in 8-14-2011 at 16:51:17 from    

Yeah haha guys very funny. If your one of the people I was talking about, arm chair warrior, couch slob with a chip on their shoulder then…….your one of them I rest my case, if on the other hand it doesn’t apply to you move on.

Big Panda? Grammar? Um, this is an internet forum….when I write my next essay on MMA I’ll make sure to forward it to you. I take it you were largely still able to discern the meaning of my post?

All’s I was trying to say is here a f**king warrior who’s done her job and everyones got their knickers so knotted it’s just pathetic.

Move on. Let it go. Have another beer. Assassinate Maz. Do more press ups. Bang your head into the wall again. Do what you need to do to get over the fact you ain’t involved and your opinions on MMA are of no consequence.

Y’all like a bunch of jilted hyena’s cackling round the kill.

Freaklegion Says, in 8-22-2011 at 12:56:09 from    

@Yamommamoto I like the idea behind your post, but coming in here and making random unfounded comments towards the people posting makes your own comments pretty much the same as theirs, and strips it of all substance.


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