Drozd (anonymous) 5 months ago
I have no idea why White or anybody else was so pissed about this. This wasn't that bad. Fighters don't usually choke guys out and then let go of them so quickly. Jon Jones vs. Machida was actually fairly similar, but in that case it was more obvious that the ref didn't do anything wrong. The guillotine might be a nastier choke when it's sunk in than most other ones, but it's not like a ref is supposed to stop a choke before a fighter taps or goes out. Now, you might have wanted Mazagati to be closer to the action in case Fitch did tap out, or in case Burkman didn't let go so soon, but that doesn't seem so bad.