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Tuesday, 02/07/2012, 05:15 am

Caceres Believes Figueroa "Milked" The Low Blows & Caused His Loss

“To be honest with you, I don’t know what the hell was going on in that fight. I was pretty surprised that any of that happened. I was aware of the low blows I delivered and I have to admit, the first and second low blow did not land in his crotch. I believe he was milking it a little bit. I mean, he even admitted it a little bit, saying that the second one wasn’t even a low blow, it was vibrations from the low kick that hurt his groin. I was surprised because I never heard of a two-point deduction. Ever. Herb Dean did warn me after the first time but then again I thought it was a glancing blow, it wasn’t as bad as they were making it out to seem. It’s pretty disappointing, it’s pretty frustrating, but the decision’s made. What I can do is just get back in the gym and never throw inside leg kicks again because apparently, they’re gonna milk it for all they got.”

If you missed the UFC on FUEL TV UFC 143 Preliminary card, Alex Caceres was deducted two point by Herb Dean for unintentional kicks to the groin of Edwin Figueroa. In between kicks and action Edwin took his time and expressed his concern and pain to the referee, ultimately causing Caceres to lose two points in the match and lose the decision.

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33 Responses to “Caceres Believes Figueroa "Milked" The Low Blows & Caused His Loss”

  1. NateDawgg says:

    It should have only been 1 point if at all any deducted. Herb is a great ref but that was a bad call. He was also not giving Kos and Pierce alot of time to grapple.

    • ThaGreenBandit says:


    • BobbyLemons says:

      Word. I was very suprised with the Kos/Pierce thing. He was pressuring them to move after mere seconds of trying to establish position…

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      I thought Herb had a bad night. I don’t understand the 2 point deduction, they weren’t malicious, they were decently placed inside legs kicks it was just unlucky. Caceres needs to learn from this though, he lost a fight he totally dominated and should have finished several times over. He needs to work on his chokes and transition to arm bar from back.

      Agree Herb was also calling for action way too early in the Kos Pierce fight. I don’t know what kind of direction he got before the fights, maybe he was told to keep it moving especially with it being between 2 wrestlers.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        I know, Alex was driving me crazy when he missed opportunities to finish the fight.

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          Tell me about it, he looked so slick the way he was transitioning to his back as well. He needs to learn how to sink a choke and how to vary it when someone is defending. He should go rent an early Frank Shamrock instructional, he used to grind his forearm across the face until he got an opening. Or go for a gable choke or neck crank. It was so frustrating because he has talent.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          He really has grown more than I thought he was capable of. Do you know where he trains? That is a dramatic change from his TUF days.

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          Yeah I thought he was just a novelty fighter on TUF. Can’t believe he came back from that head kick…

          I read he trains with some Muay That/Kickboxing team in Miami, Young Tigers.if he learns how to finish or even inflict legit damage when he has someone’s back he could be dangerous at that weight.

  2. Toadination says:

    Should go train with Frank Trigg so he can learn how to low blow and not get caught…Though I agree that 2 points was a bit too much, I thought that only a point would’ve been necessary.

    I remember in I think it was Jon Jones’ UFC debut or one of his earlier fights he hit his opponent in the groin with accidental knees on more than one occasion and didn’t have any points deducted.

  3. josh says:

    It was a BS call. Even with the low blows he should have won that fight. It was pretty pathetic. Herb is one of the best but he blew it there and i also agree with Alex that dude was miling those low blows. He didnt want to fight anymore.

  4. joe b. says:

    Fuck this guy, milked it? replay shows 2 solid connections to the nuts. lost all respect for this brat.

  5. guamy says:

    how bout GSP kicking Hughes in the nutts like 2 or 3 times and no points taken.

  6. Mr.Rusk says:

    Then don’t kick people in the cock cockerer

  7. Justen says:

    Dude it sounded like he got hit in the cup with a bat. By far the loudest I’ve ever heard.

  8. the original steve says:

    i agree and he faked one and herb was like shut up that didn’t land

  9. Xaninho says:

    Figueroa should have gotten one point reduction for faking a low blow. Herb Dean noticed it but only told him to continue.

    I think faking low blows is much worse than accidentally kicking the cup.

  10. Chuck D-Cruz says:

    Rematch! Just hate when the ref make stupid decisions and cause a fighter to lose. Example: Look what happen to Erik Silva from UFC 142.

  11. John says:

    Milked? try taking two shots to the nuts, sorry two kicks. see if you are the same. i dont train in mma but if i gave you two soccer kicks to your plums i think you would reconsider your”miked theory”. they werent leg jabs these were hip turning kicks. I was always told thats where the real power comes from. its also pure physics, a turn of the hips gives an extra rotational point where lever arm gives greater force. get educated.
    i dont agree with herbs call 2 points was a lot.

  12. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Was this on Fuel too? I saw it on FX prelims.

    Alex kicked his ass and should have won. I’ve been kicked in the nuts and vagina many times and have never rolled around on the floor…. What a milker!

    • John says:

      you have taken kicks to the nuts on that level? there is only one blow that every man falls to the floor and curls up in fetal position every time i know of. and that is a direct blow to the testicles. why do you think they teach it in self defense classes for women afraid of getting raped. cause it works.

      • Xaninho says:

        It wasn’t a direct blow really, he was wearing a cup…He did exagerate a bit in my eyes.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        I was kidding, but really I have been kicked in the nuts several times. After a while you gain a spidey sense and can avoid it. Women have kicked me in the nuts and in martial arts I have been struck in the nuts… Without a cup and I have never rolled in the floor. Heck in a street fight I will kick anyone in the nuts there are no rules in the street!

  13. CanILive says:

    how can herb deduct 2 points, but then after warning Kos MANY times about grabbing the shorts AND putting his fingers in his face and gets 0 points deducted?

  14. Devilock says:

    Herb took 2 points because the 1st one was so hard that it hurt Herb’s nuts.

  15. CCW.Gun control=Government control. says:

    Here is an idea: Don’t hit below the belt dumbass.

  16. Koshchek is a felcher says:

    The only thing that got milked besides his momma was Lee Roy’s crappy ability at inside leg kicks.

  17. momo says:

    not going to lie those where some of the worst low blows Ive ever seen it easily could have been 1 point of the first and another for the second he should have just played it safe and smart.

  18. mission control says:

    poor bruno mars; thinks he got shafted.

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