Instant replay is horrible for combat sports.
Fighter A has been out pointed in the first and second rounds, the fight has been competitive and fighter A has shown he's a powerful striker but fighter B has just edged him in every round until now...in 3:56 of the third round fighter A has fighter B in a position to end the fight, and fighter B is hurt, the bells are ringing! ref jumps in and the fights over. However a ref ringside (or Dana White) has deemed it a "early stoppage" so we go to review.
After five or so minutes of review two or so minutes to communicate the situation and three or so minutes to stop/restart the fight (giving fighter B time to fully recover) the stoppage is deemed too early taking away the advantage fighter A had when fighter B was rocked, sure you can put them back on the mat in the same position but short of a seal club you cant recreate the advantage.
Fighter B gets on his bicycle and gets out of the round he also wins the fight in a unanimous decision.
This has the potential to ruin the sport.
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