Originally Posted by TraMaI
Don't see how people could really agree with Nog here... I've never seen Dana try to retire someone who doesn't need to retire. He's actually saving a lot of fighters from themselves as well. Look at Shamrock. Almost all fighters would continue to fight like that if they had a choice in the matter. Why risk permanent injury when you're obviously not the fighter you once were? I understand there is a great deal of pride in this sport but there is a point when you're risking your health and the image of the sport. If you come out with severe brain damage because you were too prideful to retire when you should it hurts the sport as a whole.
Dana is trying to do what he thinks is right but he really has no place telling other people how to live their lives. Having a talk with a guy and voicing your concerns to him is completely different than trying to decide his life for him. He tried to retire Wandy and Crocop without even talking to them about it first that is bullshit. None of these guys have shown signs that they are completely forgone like Chuck either.
Everyone is being completely inconsistent on this issue anyways. How many times has Aoki been brutally wrecked? Why is no one calling on him to retire? Were you deciding Jardine's career for him after Bader knocked him out? I don't remember those threads that was 3 recent knockouts and getting dropped a bunch of times in between.
Somehow if you had a decent chin in the past and get knocked out a couple of times you need to retire but if you had a mediocre chin to start and get knocked out a bunch of times it is alright to keep fighting.