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Were Urijah Faber’s 'slams' poorly disguised headbutts?

Following Urijah Faber’s win over Eddie Wineland Saturday, Jonathan Snowden opined in the live thread that...

Faber’s "slam" is a barely disguised headbutt. He also grabbed the clavicle at one point. Dirty deeds boys.

Snowden elaborated further during his BE Radio interview:

"We saw both Jones and Urijah Faber using the head as a weapon a little bit in those tight quarters.  Faber especially, I mean, it looked like a mini-version of the old Quinton Jackson power bomb where he throws the head down with it.  That's something I think the officials will have to look at, and he also grabbed the clavicle at one point when he was doing some ground and pound, with his left hand and throwing punching with his right hand.  There were some dirty deeds going on tonight in the cage."

Watching the fight live I can’t say I noticed anything untoward so I went back and had a look at the slams in question.

GIFS after the jump

[Note: I only came across 3 slams when I checked late last night, but I thought there were more live, so apologies if I missed any]

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Watching them again, I guess you could make a case for an inadvertent butt on the 2nd slam, but personally I don't see anything wrong with numbers 1 & 3.

What say you BE?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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