Originally Posted by GDPofDRB
A fighter must intelligently defend his or her self at all times, that is how it works. Sheila might of still been intelligent but she lacked the ability to defend herself entirely. It was basically a check mate situation. The ref gave her time to attempt to escape, she could not, did not.
Imo she was intelligently defending herself by hiding her head so McMann couldn't land cleanly with force. To me it looked like Gaff could have easily survived a minute of that ground and pound, that is why I think it should have been left to continue as she did have some success just prior to being taken down again.
The crucifix is a dangerous position that is very difficult to get out. If the top fighter isn't putting the bottom fighter in severe harm there is no reason to stop the fight imo.