Originally Posted by Shodaddy
I think it was stopped prematurely, but Mazzagatti was just looking out for Eddie Sanchez's safety. Just think about what could have happened in the second round. Not good.
But I still think he should have let CC land a few more shots to seal the deal. I dont ever want to see a fighter get hurt but I just think a few more blows from the mount would have been a good stoppage. I agree it looked like Eddie was ready to quit but if he wanted to quit he coulda tapped. It isnt a ref's job to say " Sanchez isnt gonna win this fight, so Im gonn save him punishment by stopping it" he is only supposed to stop it when a fighter can't intelligently defend himself. And at that point Eddie was still doing that.