Here's what I think.....
Thread stolen from Plazz.
Anyway, referees should not have the power to stand up fighters or seperate them from the clinch at any stage. It's ridiculous and favours stand up fighters, and this is a sport, not sports entertainment.
To give an analogy from one of the most boring stand up fights we have ever seen, how would you feel if the ref had stopped Arlovski and Werdums match and instructed Arlovski to get in Werdums guard, or placed them in a neutral clinch, due to the lack of stand up action?
Entertaining fans is not a legitimate reason to interfere with a fight.