MMA Wasnt there a discussion on here one time about cage size changing?

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  1. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

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    Sherdog.com: You have an interesting analysis about how the size of the UFC Octagon factors into how well certain fighters do, as illustrated by the Patrick Cote (Pictures)-Travis Lutter (Pictures) fight in the finale of “The Ultimate Fighter 4.” Can you explain that?

    DellaGrotte: A lot of people don’t realize this; it’s never taken into account. The actual cage, the size of the Octagon, actually varies from venue to venue. Being at the Hard Rock at [“The Ultimate Fighter 4”] finale, it’s a small venue, which means it’s a slightly smaller cage, which plays a huge role in a fight in terms of defending takedowns. I think Patrick Cote (Pictures) was not only up against the wall with his grappling versus Travis’, but also his odds of staying on his feet and keeping the fight standing are pretty tough, too, when you get into a smaller cage. The larger Octagon obviously helps Patrick Cote (Pictures) stay on his feet a little longer.
     
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    I thought they always used the 28 foot cage.
     
  3. SCirone

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    Sherdog.com: Can you give me the difference as far as Octagon dimensions?

    DellaGrotte: The actual size is supposed to be 32-feet in terms of the official Octagon size. They often use a smaller one. I don’t know the exact size of the smaller one. I know the standard is 32, and they actually go down to a smaller size. Nobody even realizes it. It’s something that I’ve noticed and not many other people have. I don’t often talk about it. That’s just something that goes to show you what goes on in the mind of Mark DellaGrotte when it comes to planning a fight. I even take into consideration the actual size of the venue and the Octagon they’re going to use that night.
     
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    same
     
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    Didn't know that.

    I like the 32 foot cage, but Afflictions 30 foot ring seemed WAY to big.
     
  6. JordanClarkson

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    I've noticed it but I always just figured it was the same size. Guess not.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i thought i was the only one.
     
  8. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    The cage at my gym is 24 feet (round) and it seemed fucking HUGE when I fought in it. 32 feet is too big, IMO. 26 or 28 should be the standard.
     

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