I saw the fight as well early today, and I am not putting much of the blame on his corner but his corner is also responsible for their fighters health and safety. For example, why did Bj penn's own corner throw in the towel? In boxing why have so many corners thrown in the towel? The reason is because they don't want their fighter to take any more punishment.
It doesn't happen as often in MMA as it does in boxing, but the corner as much as their job is to motivate and install confidence in their fighters, a part of their job is still making sure their fighter doesn't take unnecessary punishment.
I will also admit the coaches and corner men know their fighters a lot better than any of us do, but I don't agree with the argument the that the onus for fighters safety only falls on the ref and doctor. Part of it still falls on the fighter's own corner, in my opinion.
1. BJ "The Prodigy" Penn
2. Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
3. George "Rush" St Pierre