Originally Posted by The Spider
No arguments from me on that one.
Would be nice if fighters could corner each other more easily in the octagon, but it's not like you can't trap somebody against the cage and beat the piss out of them there.
And the cage provides an element that works as part of the fight, rather than working against the fight. I have no problem with a fighter using the cage to help himself get back to his feet. But I hate it when the ref has to jump in, stop the action and reset in the middle of the ring simply because both guys got tangled up in the ropes when fighting on the ground.