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    anyone have an idea why the mats are so soft for mma. a good slam should end a fight or at the very least slow the other guy down for a while. what gives?

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    ?

    Was this at a mma gym you went to? I don't think the cage has at mat at all
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    I thought the octagon and other orgs might have something similar to WWE rings, board with a layer of foam on top.
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    this isn't based any place i've been just what i have watched.

    for example, and i know fedor is an animal, randleman's sup should have ended that fight. there have been many other examples of guys getting driven to the mat and then continue uneffected. guys go down during wrestling matches on slams, some quit some can't continue, often.

    why is the mma surface so forgiving?

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    My guess is because it is elevated, allowing it to give while a wrestling mat is flat to the floor with no give.


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    Metsfan, I think it has a little give but I don't think it's padded either. The place my kids were wrestling had an octogon that was built to regulation (and a ring) and it wasn't the same as hitting the ground. (not that they ever trained in it, I just was in it looking around).

    Matt - if you watch that slam in slow motion, Fedor did a good job of tucking his neck in and largely handed on his shoulders. That was in a ring in Japan, but I imagine the floor was similar

    Others have been KOd from a slam - Carlos Newton, Arona (although Arona argues it was caused by a headbut that came first), Lindland (slamming himself), Kerr (slamming himself)
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    Gray Maynard knocked himself out as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Gray Maynard knocked himself out as well.
    No he didn't. Just ask him


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    I think it more has to do with the talent of the fighters than the surface. E.g. Fedor >>>>>>>>>>>> Gray.

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