I noticed that too and this seems to happen all the time when the fighter has his opponent somewhat rocked. Seems like Vitor always gets away with it too, happened to Franklin where he wasn't 'out' until he got hit in the back of the head, and happened to Akiyama.
I thought of Vitor as soon as I saw the thread title(who didn't, really?)
"Shots-to-the-back-of-the-head" should be renamed "vitor-punches". It rolls off the tongue nicely, and could save valuable time when the situation arises.
Referee(to fighter striking back of head): "NO VITOR-PUNCHES! This is your final warning!"
Rogan made that stoppage seem a lot worse than it was. Cung was just laying there holding a leg, he was doing nothing to protect himself, he was laying flat on his stomach not fighting for the take down. You can't do that.
Rogan annoyed the hell out of me in this fight. Which he usually doesn't do, but he was rubbing one out to Cung Le's TKD kicks, it was annoying as hell.
No doubt. Rogan's commentary sounded pretty biased in this one. I realize that he's gotta hype up the fighter making his UFC debut, but it sounded like he was gonna cut to a trailer for Cung's next movie any second. You could be forgiven if you forgot Le's opponent is a former long-time champ(in the BIG LEAGUES) and one of the most beloved fighters ever to grace the sport.
That stoppage(at worst) could be considered a little early. We've all seen substantially worse on a seemingly regular basis. Squeezing a dude's leg while he's smashing your skull into oblivion isn't usually the best defense. It was like watching the end of Carwin/Mir.
only 10 seconds left so i didnt like it. although i think wand would of finished in the 3rd, Cung was tired and a little disheartened by all the damage:/
Refs get paid to watch the fighters... not the clock. Ten more seconds the way that fight was going and Le wouldn't be able to spell his name anymore. Fighter safety has to take precedence.