After the Ref stops the fight thats all there is to it. It was obvious Machida was out.
Well I'm thinking of the Danzig/Wiman I situation where Danzig was or wasn't out.
And how is saying he could have held on to the limp body until the referee grabs Machida like saying Mir should have stopped before Nogs arm started to break???
And in this case I'm thinking of the John Albert/Eric Perez situation where Perez had an armbar and the ref decided to stop the fight.
I think you are seriously confused. No one is saying Jones should have let go of the submission before the ref called the fight OR that Mir should have let go of the arm before the ref called the fight.
But they feel Jones letting Machida fall on his face is the worst act of unsportsmanlike conduct that has ever happened. If he says Machida is out like Matt Wiman said that he thought Danzig was out and he was wrong he's a cheat. I don't think there is any confusion that certain people who decry it as one of the worst things ever. The sportsmanlike thing to do is for the fighter in the submission to tap before he falls on his face or breaks a bone. That's what I'm saying.