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GIF of the Day: Did Liz Carmouche Tap Out to Marloes Coenen’s Second-Round Standing Guillotine Saturday Night?

(Security guard is mildly amused by Coenen’s standing-guillotine.)

An interesting conspiracy theory from Saturday night’s women’s welterweight title bout between champion Marloes Coenen and challenger Liz Carmouche was that Carmouche actually tapped out to Coenen’s tight standing guillotine in the second round.

We decided to give the video a second look and we took the liberty of making an animated gif of the sub attempt. It’s a moot point since Coenen was able to secure a fight-ending triangle in the fourth round to retain the strap, but had Carmouche won, Team Golden Glory may have had a decent case for an appeal.

Check out the gif and decide for yourself whether or not “Gorilla” pulled a Sonnen.

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ghostboner- March 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm
Liz Cramoosh = butt drag fail. Where did she learn wrestling?
DangadaDang- March 8, 2011 at 8:53 am
This is obviously a case of an MMA fighter warming up their tapping hand. That's like, MMA 101.
Kimbos Bread- March 8, 2011 at 12:23 am
The second gunman was the driver.

No tap.
frndlylion- March 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm
Tap or not, I think that was a helluva war. Marloes Coenen is one scrappy sub artist. She took a beating and never gave up. At the end in the replay you could see the tap with her right hand after the strike attempt.

Anyone defending a belt should be making a LOT more than 10k. Thats fucking robbery. You work hard for a title and get shit on for pay? C'mon strikeforce pony up for your performers!
Kaleb- March 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm
Waxedpants- March 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Impossible to tell from that gif

@ccman you don't like chicks fighting ? whats not to like?
abenormal- March 7, 2011 at 11:51 am
That's a Sonnen? I thought it was a Dollaway.
ccman- March 7, 2011 at 11:48 am
Its womans mma, does it actually matter?
rogerw- March 7, 2011 at 11:40 am
I don't see it. Was the supposed tap-out with her left or her right hand?
Smitty- March 7, 2011 at 11:05 am
I didn't even see Liz tap in the fourth round from the triangle choke.
hinduheat- March 7, 2011 at 10:59 am
This site attracts a lot of douche bag posters.

Definitely a tap.
omunto- March 7, 2011 at 10:10 am
Kimbo Lesnar wins
Sudos KFC- March 7, 2011 at 9:47 am
Meh Tim McKenzie Seth Backyzini or whatever. now THAT was some bullshit.
cecils_pupils- March 7, 2011 at 9:39 am
It doesn't really matter if she tapped in the 2nd since she tapped in the 4th anyway.
Kimbo Lesnar- March 7, 2011 at 9:34 am
Hard to tell on that enormous gif. Maybe make it a little bit smaller?
k-onda- March 7, 2011 at 9:29 am
Heat of the moment, she got over it...actually, I've seen little quasi-taps in other fights, just can't remember, but anyway, my point is that this isn't so rare really.
omunto- March 7, 2011 at 9:22 am
I still don't see a tap.
knucklesamitch- March 7, 2011 at 9:21 am
Good job Mazzagati...Oh wait.
nickyroose- March 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

Karma if you're still hocking donations I will give you 20 bucks to change your name to Jeff "The Riot" Watts. Think about it. It's a good deal and a cooler nickname anyway.
elpistolero45- March 7, 2011 at 8:47 am
Coenen got the triangle in the fourth round not the third.
h.o.n.k.y.k.o.n.g- March 7, 2011 at 8:45 am
Hard to say, but if someone is about to tap out in a title fight, and their first name isn't some stupid derivative of a normal name, then chances are they will tap out very deliberately and there won't be any such controversy.

I saw it live and asked myself if she had just tapped, then reasoned that if you have to ask, then she didn't tap.

Chael Sonnen is a douche. Stop encouraging him. He's bringing a pro wrestling vibe into our sport and that will bring more eyes, which will only encourage the same sort of bullshit that made most of us stop watching WWF in the first place. If you sincerely love MMA, you won't give cheaters and loud-mouths like him the attention that they crave.
Fried Taco- March 7, 2011 at 8:44 am
She's just doing what any man would have done, grabbing some nice ass.
GILL-uh-TEEN- March 7, 2011 at 8:43 am
where I come from they call that 'copping a feel'
jimbonics- March 7, 2011 at 8:41 am
She tapped dat ass.