actually i think he just went to the center of the octagon, if the fighter was in his corner i dont think barboza would have gone to his corner and thanked god there, it seems like right after the fight he looks for the center and goes there, the guy just happened to be right in the center also, and when the guy is talking to him barboza is obviously on an emotional high and still ''talking to god'' after he was done he talked to the fighter and congratulated him, quick or not, he still did it
barboza was obviously on an emotional high and the fight was important to him, he felt like thanking god in the middle of the octagon, rather i agree with it or not im just saying that i dont think he did that in the way you guys are seeing it.
i must admit it looked a bit different on my laptop.
quite a few ppl had an issue with this if you look at the poll results.
i dont want to make it about one guy tho, i honestly just think its too much when the guy is lying there / injured.
i understand that he wouldnt have gone chasing lullo to his corner but he seemed to show no consideration for the guy he was next too and also seemed to turn his back on him and ignored him after his elongated religious ritual.
i think this proximity stuck in a lot of ppls minds as there is no way a celebrating fighter would be allowed that close to someone they just beat usually.
i dont want to nit pick as its silly when ppl spend days disecting a split second decision by some guy we dont know 100s/1000s of miles away (outside of the fight itself of course).
the practice itself is of course fair enough, i just dont think you should physically do it over a fallen opponent given the fact you are on your knees and literaly right in their face at the time.
i take that he didnt follow him to his corner but this is not the critical issue. the separation of fighters post fight should take presidence over the celebration habits of the victor and he should certainly not be alowed into the losers personal space to self initiate a religious or any other ritual.
i think the separation of fighters should prohibit this from happening.
again. barring a load of new stupidness (as oppose to answers that actually read the thread such as yours) thats my 2 pennies worth.
i dont like disagreeing with you but it did look different to me.
have a good thanks giving.