Originally Posted by brownpimp88
WTF? How do I worship Joe Lauzon?
What you fail to realize is that all cases are unique. Anderson got DQ'ed in his fight with Okami in a different promotion(ROTR I believe). They have different rules. UFC would look at the situation differently. It was his first offense(I believe in the fight). It is a tournament. These are exhibition fights. It would have either been called a NC, with Joe advancing, or a win for Joe.
Who cares, its all said and done now.
If a fighter can't continue because of an intentional foul it doesn't matter if they've been warned or not, it's a DQ. It would be a NC only if it was a clearly unintentional foul. The UFC would look at it the same way and if you don't believe me track down a copy of UFC 43 and see what happens to Wes Sims after he starts stomping the shit out of Frank Mir's face. It was the same kind of deal. Ref stopped the action, deducted a point, doctors checked out Mir and when it was determined that he couldn't continue the bout was ruled a DQ and Mir was the winner.
Anyway, I can't wait for the inevitable rematch when the show is over as I thought it was a very good fight and it was very obvious that the elbow effected the outcome. I'm not saying Joe would've lost but I don't think he would've beat him down the way he did. Joe's been my pick to win from the start, so I'm glad he won but it sucks to see a good fight end like that. Cole showed alot of heart to continue. He could've taken the DQ win but he didn't want it like that. It was obvious from the look in his eyes that he was still hurting from the blow and I knew Joe would dominate him after that.