DAMN! They are so lucky no one died in those early fights. Repeated elbows to the back of the head when the guy is barely conscious!
The thing is, in UFC 2 the ref didn't have the authority to stop fights. Fights were reasonably safe when they could be ended by referre stoppages; not allowing them was probably the dumbest thing ever.
Originally Posted by dontwalkdontrun
from what I remember, big John told the UFC management that he wouldn't ref UFC 3 unless he was given the power to stop the fights
I actually have this fight on DVD; it's available on one of the "UFC Hits" releases (either Vol. 1 or 2, or forget). It's actually presented as a multi-angle feature, with two or three different camera angles selectable.