Originally Posted by americanfighter
the reff defiantly needs to step in when it gets too dangerous. That guy probably has at least a fracture. I know it would piss off some people but these fighters need to be saved from themeless. We don't want another ken shamrock vs leon fight where he wouldn't tap and ken turned his leg around backwards.
for those who havent seen it
plus the reffs not stopping fights and having more people having broken bones gives more fire power to the politician who speak out against the UFC.
He didn't break anything. I posted a thread about it the other day. It was dumb and dangerous for him to hold on like that.
I don't think it would be good for them to implement a rule that allows refs to stop fights due to a submission hold. If a fighter is on his way out of the submission and the ref is not aware, he would still stop it. There is enough controversy over TKO stoppages, this has way more room for error.
Also, in an actual TKO situation, a lot of times the fighter cannot actually signal that they need out of the fight so the ref is the only person who can protect the fighter. In the case of an armbar, the fighters is fully aware of what is happening and can have the fight stopped whenever they want it to be stopped.