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Morning Knockout: Sheila Gaff Skips the Glove Tap, Wrecks Jennifer Maia in 10 Seconds


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Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff scored her third-straight knockout victory on Friday night, when she dummied up Chute Boxe product Jennifer Maia in just 10 seconds at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 4 in Dubai. Gaff’s strategy relied on the element of surprise; instead of returning Maia’s offer for a glove-tap at the beginning of the fight, Gaff swung an overhand right with lethal intentions, then fired punches and knees until she found Maia’s off-switch with a short right hook.

Not the worst cheap-shot we’ve seen, but it’s definitely in the mix. Gaff doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the glove-tap in general. For proof, check out her eight-second knockout of Hanna Sillen from last February after the jump, which begins and ends just as furiously…

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Deal_the_Seal- March 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm
In germany, the glove taps you.

But seriously, those are no cheap shots.
JoLo1- March 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm
@Japanadian

She didn't fake a glove tap
Japanadian- March 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm
if you're gonna fake glove tap then try to knock me out, then i'll "accidentally" kick you in the nuts repeatedly and keep apologizing until the ref warns that he'll take a point away.
JoLo1- March 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm
This isn't a cheap shot, she didn't fake a reciprocation of the glove tap and then attack, she came straight out and attacked when the bell rang, exactly like you're supposed to. The ime for a glove tap is before the bell, which they did. If Gaff trained for 3 months to attack right off the bell and overwhelm her opponent, she shouldn't have to abandon that strategy just because Maia through her hand up for a glove tap.
towelie- March 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm
didn't Hominick try that with Korean Zombie too? only it didn't turn out the same.
Alan K- March 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm
I wasn't aware you could substitute your face for your fist in a glove tap. Too bad no one told that to Jennifer Maia.
Jon Fitch and Exciting in the same sentence- March 19, 2012 at 10:29 am
Dirty. *** Protect yourself at all times. ***
Me likey- March 19, 2012 at 10:06 am
@j. jones
didn't he try a spinning heel kick? what a turd.
paul kelly did it to donald cerone too.
J. Jones- March 19, 2012 at 9:11 am
You guys remember when Manny Gamburyan pulled this kind of shit at UFN 13? Haven't liked him since.
Fried Taco- March 19, 2012 at 8:51 am
She needs to fight Cyborg and see how well that strategy works for her.
Sloppyspray- March 19, 2012 at 8:49 am
For some reason these "cheap shots" really piss me off. The whole fake glove tap attack, no glove tap attack, and the whole mayweather guy is apologizing attack, all piss me off and strike me as disrespectful to your opponent. I know the whole "protect yourselves at all times" saying, but it still pisses me off. Oddly enough, I've found out that a lot of people who actually fight (I don't) don't have a problem with these people and just see it as part of the game and always having to protect yourself. So who am I really to say it's wrong. (Karma - Any input on this?)
Kid Clam Curtains- March 19, 2012 at 8:43 am
No good cunt.
The12ozCurls- March 19, 2012 at 8:21 am
lol, stupid chicks
Fletch the V Stretch- March 19, 2012 at 8:02 am
haha, what a typical bitch.
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