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If You Thought The Kim Couture Late Stoppage Was Bad…

…Then holy crap, you need to watch this. Couture’s ref is like the best ever compared to this guy. Not that I’m defending him by any means, but at least in Couture’s case it required the ref to use his brain a little and recognize that she was unconscious. Not here. This ref blatantly ignores the guy on the bottom tapping out REPEATEDLY in his direct line of sight. If you watch closely, the fight is actually stopped by the winning fighter. The ref doesn’t start slapping his hand on the ground until the fighter let go of the choke after the dude passes out. Truly unbelievable.

I guess the brightside in both these cases, if there is one, is that the human brain can actually withstand a lack of blood flow for a period of four-six minutes before permanent brain damage is likely (although other issues can arise), according to MMA Junkie’s Dr. Johnny Benjamin. Obviously, we don’t want the refs testing the limits of that, but at least there’s a good amount of wiggle room for the unfortunate fighters who get stuck with completely incompetent refs.

HT: MMA Mania

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