Did Joe Riggs get screwed by Josh Rosenthal?
Well, Joe Riggs is definitly pissed that Josh Rosenthal stopped the fight after he was protecting himself.
“I was hit with one punch the whole fight -- the one he knocked me down with,” Riggs said. “I had my hands covering my head. But it is what it is.”
In a span of 10 seconds after Riggs was knocked down Misaki pounced on him and started raining down punches. Riggs was covering up and none of Misaki's punches were connecting. Rosenthal said he told Riggs to work for a better position three times before he stopped the fight.
IMO, Rosenthal could have waited longer. It didn't really seem like Riggs had enough time to advance his position. Serious, ten seconds! If the shots were landing and he wasn't defending himself that stoppage would be understandable. But Misaki's punches were being blocked. No damage was being done! So I think Riggs definitly got screwed here.
But this is my opinion! What do you think of the stoppage?
You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam