Posted by mshalosky
It was a wonderful slam. Props to harris for not punching him after he knew he was out. Btw I was wondering if it was illegal how he had his elbow on he throat during the slam. Whats the difference between that and just elbowing to the neck as GnP?
One is a strike the other is a position. It is illegal to grab the throat with your hand and thumb and it is illegal to strike the throat (whether it be an elbow or a punch). Resting the elbow on the throat or pressing the forearm on the throat is not illegal.
Either way, it isn't a foul guys usually get called for. I've seen fighters punched in the jugular and the ref said nothing.