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Are the Octagon’s red and blue ‘corners’ misnomers?


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I may be missing something geometrically obvious, but why does the UFC say that they assign each fighter in the Octagon a blue ‘corner’ and a red ‘corner’? It looks like, instead, that each fighter is assigned to a blue side and a red side. They usually don’t begin rounds from and rest between rounds at where two edges meet, diagonally facing each other; rather, they are at non-angular places of the Octagon, facing each other in a non-slanted way.

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As you can see in this Picture, the champ is always fighting out of the red corner, or in some cases UFC vets(favorites) over newcomers(underdogs), Blue corner are either title contenders or underdogs. Watch the tape on the gloves, each fighter has also a red, or blue light over his corner in the back, as you can see here:

 

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I may be missing something geometrically obvious, but why does the UFC say that they assign each fighter in the Octagon a blue ‘corner’ and a red ‘corner’? It looks like, instead, that each fighter is assigned to a blue side and a red side. They usually don’t begin rounds from and rest between rounds at where two edges meet, diagonally facing each other; rather, they are at non-angular places of the Octagon, facing each other in a non-slanted way.

Yes you missed the part where someone explained that "corner" is not a geometric term.

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