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    Serious question gang,

    I had been for a roll with Canadian Top Team, and there was a rather skilled fighter with a below the knee left leg prosthetic....

    Being that the leg is arguably not real.... should this guy be allowed to wear it in the cage?
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    Only if you can use it as a weapon against him..

    Serious answer.. no..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryebread View Post
    Serious question gang,

    I had been for a roll with Canadian Top Team, and there was a rather skilled fighter with a below the knee left leg prosthetic....

    Being that the leg is arguably not real.... should this guy be allowed to wear it in the cage?

    Is this the same fella that wore the turban by any chance?

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    Maybe, as long as it gives no advantage over a real limb (not lighter or more flexible etc)?? I dunno, tough call.
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    The disadvantages of a prosthetic far outweigh the advantages.

    Having said that, you shouldn't be allowed to strike with the prosthetic as you are basically just swinging a solid object.

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    What if they had a prosthetic head? They couldn't get KOd or choked!! Wouldn't be fair imo.
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    If he can kick you with it effectively and you cant heel hook it then No he shouldent be allowed to wear it.

    Edit: Id ankle pick it and snap it off, then the doctor would no doubt have to stop it in your favor.

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    Should not be allowed.

    Remember the quadruple amputee wrestler who just had his frist MMA fight a few months ago, tough bloke.

    I've also seen a very inspiring vid somewhere of a girl fighting BJJ with only 1 leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inchbyinch View Post
    I've also seen a very inspiring vid somewhere of a girl fighting BJJ with only 1 leg.
    On the 2009 PanAms (Gi) DVD there is a black belt with only one and a half legs. He loses on points (not by much) but doesn't get subbed.
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    it defeats the object of trying to get an arm bar on someone who has no an 'arm' with no feeling in it...

    fair play to the guy for tryin to lead a normal life and stuff but no.....

    unless his opponent has a similar defect.
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