Nine times out of ten, I agree with ref stoppages. It's just the occasional premature ref intervention that makes me scratch my head.Quote:
Originally Posted by PirateJon
I don't generally hate on the refs though, as they are balancing on a razor's edge. It's pretty hard to find the perfect compromise between letting 'em bang and keeping the fighters from taking unnecessary damage. From what I've seen (in the UFC especially), they are more likely to let the big names duke it out than the newer crowd. An exception to this was the Hinkle vs Gannon fight a few months back. That fight makes me wonder if the UFC wasn't trying to send a message to backyard brawlers.