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Why are MMA referees seemingly so hesitant to take points? Marc Goddard explains

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How many times have we seen it? A fighter, in a clinch up against the fence, sticks his or her fingers in and grabs the cage to help jockey for leverage.

It can happen multiple times over the course of a contest and, even after verbal warnings are given for the prohibited maneuver, it still seems like referees are loathe to take a point away.

Why is that? Why do referees view taking a point as more of a last-ditch effort rather than a regular procedure?

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Post #1   11/26/17 7:31:10PM   

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Makes sense....I don't think points need to be deducted unless the offense has an effect on the fight for the fighter committing the offense.

Post #2   11/27/17 1:59:03AM