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Chris Lytle refutes claims he tapped out to Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale

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No, Chris Lytle did not tap out during this past Saturday's co-"Fight of the Night" bout with Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale.

Soon after the June 20 fight aired live on Spike TV and Lytle was awarded a unanimous-decision win, MMA forums lit up with claims stating that veteran fighter tapped out late in the first round after Burns connected on a solid uppercut and took the fight to the mat.

However, on today's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Lytle (27-17-5 MMA, 6-9 UFC) said he never tapped out in his previous 48 professional fights and that he didn't tap out in this one either.









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Post #1   6/23/09 1:27:11AM   

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I didn't notice this at all? weird.

Post #2   6/23/09 1:33:47AM   

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Yeah I didnt see it and I was rooting for Burns and hoping for it as he did rock him good but no I didnt see it either.

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It really did appear that he tapped out.

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I thought he tapped out for bit, like he tapped quick but then changed his mind and stopped.

But he didnt and good thing he didnt.

Post #5   6/23/09 2:12:27AM   

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I thought he was just doing it to show the ref that he was still active and not out. Looked funny for someone to be tapping on their way up.

Post #6   6/23/09 2:20:18AM   

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Really weird, but who knows what was going on? It doesn't seem like the type of situation in which he would tap at all. Like Lytle would ever tap in any situation in the first place, LOL.

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Looks like he was waving the ref away before he jumped in. No tapping there, he didn't even come close to hitting the mat.

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yea i caught that during the fight. just looked like he was waving to the ref or try to swat away burns hands. i knew people would claim he tapped. sore losers lol

Post #9   6/23/09 2:33:17AM   

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I thought that he was considering it during the fight, and the ref didn't catch it. He was rocked pretty hard before it happened, but I'm glad it didn't go that way.

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This fight left me a little sore afterward. I bet, parlayed, and pick Burns based on his wrestling and Lytles lack of take down defense. I would have never guessed Burns would bang with him for 3 rounds. I'll admit I wasn't complaining after the first, but seconds into the 2nd rd I began screaming take him down at my tv for about the next 11 minutes. So being the sore loser I am I say.... he tapped and the ref should've stopped the fight. LOL

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Lytle is not the person to tap out due to strikes, ever. Did you see his fight against Koscheck? Burns was swarming him with punches and Lytle's arms went flailing as he was trying to get up. The same thing happened to Forrest in the Rashad fight.

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Posted by lohmann



I thought he was just doing it to show the ref that he was still active and not out. Looked funny for someone to be tapping on their way up.



Agreed

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i saw it!! i screamed he tapped loud
he did it dolloway style!!

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To me it looked like he waved his hand signifying he was still in the fight 'cause he got hit and breifly went limp, so I thought he was just moving his arm to basically tell the ref "I'm not out."

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