Well i agree that the referee stops the fight but Lombard couldve easily stopped sooner. Just look at Rua vs Shogun 2. Now that was class act.
Rua vs. Shogun?
It's easy to criticize when we get to watch a replay. 95% of fighters aren't going to stop punching if the ref hasn't stepped in. That puts the refs, organizers, league etc in an awkward situation as the ref hasn't actually stopped the fight.