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Did BudLight Bust Patrick Cote's Knee?

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Watch above.

Now tell me that the slippery sponsor's decal didn't jack up Cote and ruin the fight.

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I don’t know the process for how the UFC puts it’s advertisements onto the mat. I do know that many fighters often complain that the ads often have different grips, and you often see dudes stalk across the octagon only to go banana heel one they hit a decal. At UFC 89 the Gears of War 2 advertisement seemed to cause several fighters some issues, including Brandon Vera and Keith Jardine. This isn’t the only time we’ve seen it … it’s just the most recent incident that I can specifically remember.

Can you imagine another sport where athletes could be hurt because of the way advertisements are presented? In MMA it’s worse than others … a simple slip in other games means a botched play and some embarrassment. In MMA it could result in the other fighter jumping you and punching your lights out. So even if there isn’t a rash of fighters blowing their knees out on these things, it still needs to be addressed.

The UFC really needs to find a way to make the sponsor decals less of a hazard to the fighters. As we saw Saturday night, if a headlining fighter gets hurt and spoils the main event, its not good for business.



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Post #1   10/28/08 3:04:53PM   

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It looks, to me, like that's most definitely the case.

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Post #2   10/28/08 3:19:46PM   

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wow this is pretty huge if it actually dide cause it but their is something probably in their contract stating anything injuries inside the octagon is ur own fault only.

Post #3   10/28/08 3:20:11PM   

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Cote's trainers said in a recent interview that he got a cortozone shot in that knee three weeks before the fight, and that they wern't sure if he'd even be able to fight. He may have slipped on the signage inside the ring; but that doesn't ultimately mean that the advertisement is responsible for the fight-ending injury.

No matter how you shake it; the whole event is unfortunate.

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ok i understand what is trying to be explained here, but honestly i just dont see it in the gifs above

Post #5   10/28/08 3:23:22PM   

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Looks like to me Anderson Silva's Telepathic Mind stare did it like Pookie suggested but that might be just me.

Post #6   10/28/08 3:23:49PM   

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His right foot doesn't even touch the logo in the second clip.

Is this a Bud ad itself? Is it bud light tryin to get some love perhaps?

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Posted by king_katool

ok i understand what is trying to be explained here, but honestly i just dont see it in the gifs above



The first clip is from the 2nd round when he initially slips. He told his corner between rounds that he jacked up his knee. THe second clip is the end result.

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Posted by nastshabast

His right foot doesn't even touch the logo in the second clip.

Is this a Bud ad itself? Is it bud light tryin to get some love perhaps?



Stepping with your left foot and having it slide out from under you COULD cause your planted right leg to get injured.

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Kind of interesting considering that Anderson is sponsored by Bud Light. That advert was a conflict of interest

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The first clip I think shows some evidence of him slipping on it, but the second (the end of the fight) has nothing to do with the logo as it was his back leg (which is far off the logo) that was injured.

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Cote shouldn't have been hoping around on one leg in the first place. exspecialy on the one that has been previously injured

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i bet he just slipped, or maybe spit some water in his corner and rubbed his feet in that. I've seen some fighters do that. Then he slipped because of that.

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Posted by MMA_Alex

The first clip I think shows some evidence of him slipping on it, but the second (the end of the fight) has nothing to do with the logo as it was his back leg (which is far off the logo) that was injured.



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Posted by nastshabast

His right foot doesn't even touch the logo in the second clip.

Is this a Bud ad itself? Is it bud light tryin to get some love perhaps?



Stepping with your left foot and having it slide out from under you COULD cause your planted right leg to get injured.



Try it yourself. Plant your back (right foot) and try stepping into a punch with your left. Now, imagine your left foot slipping out from under you. That's the exact type of movement that could cause a tear/break.

Whether or not his right foot was touching the logo has absolutely nothing to do with it. It's still at risk of injury.*






* I'm not confirming that the Bud Light logo is at fault. I'm only saying it's possible and from looking at the .gifs, I'd say it's more than likely probable.

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Wow I'm thinking identifying this is fairly significant. he clearly torqued that right knee. That was an awkward slide, then he extends it quickly afterwards and brings it back down. Clearly a sign of discomfort. Then minutes later the injury, I understand Cote came into the fight knowing that his knee was not 100%. But that awkward slide did nothing to help it. Sucks to go out like that ......wow

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