[Crown Jewel Spoilers] Aftermath of Mustafa Ali vs. Mansoor
By - FuzzyWuzzyMooMoo
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Fun fact. He was well on his way to being a gold medalist, up 4-1. He then lost the Olympic gold medal match… because he KO’d his opponent.
So he real life lost by kicking too much ass.
What a mess, how do they let a ruling like that stand? That kick was aimed at the body and the other guy walked into it with his neck and knocked himself out.
Olympic Karate is more of a show sport. It's not about the actual combat but more a judgement on the technical aspect of it. Basically something between shadow boxing and gymnastics.
Contact can happen but a KO is an instant DQ.
I don’t have a problem with that, but the guy walked into it and KO’d himself. If you can just KO yourself or fake it for a DQ win then that’s just absurd. Like Eddie Guerrero IRL.
Pretty sure these people know what a fake KO looks like.
Wrestling, soccer, hockey, boxing, have all had their share of fake injuries and KO’s that fooled everyone. I’m sure a pro Karateka can get really good at it. Who’s to say the Iranian guy who won the good medal didn’t do it here.
Need to watch more soccer brother.
A big part of martial arts is self control.
In UFC, if someone dives into your knee then that is their problem.
In martial arts? You don't actually want to hurt them and you do what you can to protect them.
I am not sure if I would drop a DQ for that but I fully understand the rationale.
To put it in wrestling terms, think of Steve Blackman at the brawl for all. Allegedly, his plan was to just beat the ever loving shit out of everyone and he was totally capable of that.
Funny and successful as that would be, it isn't good for the long term health of the other participants (admittedly, the b4a was not good for long term health but...) and is kind of outside of the spirit of things.
So, we cannot fight whatsoever in martial arts in fear of the opponent accidentally knocking themselves out if they move into our motion?
If you are unable to spar without serious concern of hurting your partner then... Yeah, you should go back to basics
The kick was moving before the guy decided to lean head first into it.
Imagine getting your ass handed to you but getting a gold medal on a technicality that involved you getting yourself knock out?
What a joke of a ruling. Dude was robbed
At 4:12 for anyone wondering
That is absurd
Is Mansoor the only WWE wrestler allowed to win in his hometown?
WWE got paid huge money to do shows there, they're going to send the crowd home happy
CM Punk was allowed to and we saw how that ended.
This crowd knows their Olympic athletes better than the US fans that's for damn sure.
Cause there’s so many US Olympic medalists compared to other countries.
Like that Tunisian swimmer who won gold is probably a god there now
Exactly. I'm from a small country myself and even us have olympians that are virtually unknown, can't even imagine how ow it for Americans having medals in every fucking sport.
He’s a huge thing in Saudi after the olympics. It’d be like bringing out michael Phelps
Dude almost won the first Gold Medal in Any Sport for the KSA. Meanwhile the US has Hundreds of Golds, fuck we won 11 at the first Olympics in 1896. It's a massive difference. Do you know who won the first US Olympic Gold Medal? cause I sure as fuck didn't know it without googling.
Dictatorships usually make great use of athletic achievements in propaganda, so everyone knows who they are.
Gable Steveson vs The Karate Player, WrestleMania 38
Book that shit
I'm still surprised WWE didn't try to pull some shit and put Monsoor in to the King of the Ring tourny to let him have that "big win" in front of the Saudi's
Listen to the crowds. Dont be a killjoy
We can acknowledge the government and laws such by also acknowledging that not all people there don't support those ideals. But some like it black and white. China is very similar in its shady practices as well. Same with America if we are being honest. But the citizens aren't all bad because the government blows chunks
It was more about how the live thread said the segment was lame because no one knew the "karate player". I agree with your comment
> by also acknowledging that all people there don't support those ideals.
Wait how do we know this?
I meant to say not all the people. Some do. And that sucks.
Yeah, that I can agree with.
Well if people are cheering, propaganda for a murderous authortarian regime is a-okay! /s
Definitely what I meant Einstein
Lmao piss off. The show doesn't revolve around you
This is why wrestling is the greatest thing. So absurd. This man took forever to get to the ring, I love him.
Before he took the headdress off, I thought maybe the Saudis were fans of the movie “The Wrestler” and it was going to be Ernest The Cat Miller as The Ayatollah
Watching this with no sound on while working I was so confused what the hell was going on lol.
This mf Cole said karate player
That's the correct term, like a judo player
I honestly had no clue. It sounded so wrong! Haha TIL
I thought the term for that was judoka?
A player would be someone who's not focused on the self defense aspect of the art(a professional athlete would come under this category), a judoka or karateka is someone who's more focused on the self defense aspect generally
Ah, interesting. Thank you for the explanation.
Ooohhhh that’s cool I had no idea! Thank you!
Sounds weird but it's correct.
Karate player is an accepted and proper term.
hilarious that a bunch of people who clearly don't watch a lot of other sports heard a new term and rather than thinking "hey, i don't watch a lot of other sports, i guess that's a thing they call people who practice certain martial arts" they went "xD michael cole is dumb, that sounds silly and wrong."
don’t hate the karate player
hate the karate game
Uh , having watched wrestling in the 90's I'm pretty sure it's "Karate Fighters" tyvm
I actually wheezed as he said that
is this real life
Yes because it’s a real term
Blanka came out next
Archer: Karate the Dane Cook of martial arts?
Look at the adjective: play
The man is apparently Tareg Hamedi, a silver medalist in the Olympics for Saudi Arabia. The Saudi crowd reacted, but everyone else I saw had no idea who this was.
I mean, I don’t think very many non-Saudi citizens or non-Karate fans know Olympic karate medalists from Saudi, so it’s understandable they didn’t react.
He kinda reminds me of Marlo on The Wire.
Ali is wearing Kohl?!?
They need to sign him and have him tag with Gable Steveson. Two Olympic medalists: masters of wrestling and karate!
Pretty well done bit, crowd loved it
*I like to kiiick it*
*I'm a Karate Player*
*Hee yaw! Hee yaw? Hee yaaaaaw!*
Karate player is a real term
Karate Player is correct terminology though if I'm not mistaken. Maybe practitioner would be better but you get the idea.
Karate player is a correctly used term, and Byron Saxton is the one who said "box like structure" not Michael Cole.
Really thought it was gonna be Reggie or Truth. Disappointing. Who the fuck is this?
Olympic Silver Medalist in karate from Saudi.