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Ceci n’est pas une spike

The line from Joe Rogan was that since Cote landed on his face and not the top of the head, Alan Belcher’s spike at UFC 113 wasn’t technically a spike. Yves Lavinge isn’t so sure and neither am I. But one thing seems obvious: the spiking rule needs some clarification before someone gets wheelchaired.

Here’s some other legal spikes from the past, just to make your neck ache a little bit:

Pellegrino KOs Camoes with this spike, deemed not a spike because Camoes ‘had control of Pellegrino’s body’.

Here’s Marquardt’s spiking of Leites, deemed not legal because I dunno, it just wasn’t.