The Doc that called the stoppage

Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by Hong Kong Phooey, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Chromium

    Chromium Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Even if you disagree with the stoppage it's not worth fucking threatening the guy who made the decision. It was a questionable call but hardly a robbery. The UFC fully has the power to ask that the NYSAC use a different doctor next time. Making noise about the commission and is fine. Threatening the doctor or trying to ruin his outside career because he was too cautious is ridiculous.
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  2. Suicidalforlife

    Jan 30, 2015

    A ringside doctor has to be summoned into the cage by the referee, in NYC I'm not 100% on the rules but I am pretty sure that is the case almost everywhere.

    They have to consider the way the fight is going, otherwise it might be too late to make the call and irreparable damage would be done to Nates eye.

    The cause of the cut has to be important too, this wasn't from a clash of heads, it was repeated strikes from Masvidal, to the same spot.

    The 3 rounds prior would lead you to believe he would take more damage to the same area and if the cut is close to being a serious problem you don't take that chance when the fighters safety is your goal.

    I lost money on the fight not going to a decision, it would have been more satisfying to see a decisive finish but the doctor was right, Nates eye was fucked.

    He got beat from pillar to post, everywhere the fight went, we know who the better fighter of the two is, another possible 10 minutes would have only cemented that fact.

    Even in an anything can happen sport like MMA you're reaching like fuck trying to say otherwise and there are little to no examples in Nates career to back up the argument.
  3. jason73

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  5. SCADA

    SCADA Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    The issue that I that he never looked at it the round before and gave him the "I'll let it go one more round" speech. Don't just call it on a fighter...give him a heads up that it's bad and you might stop it next round if it gets any worse. That lights a fire for the fighter to pick up the pace and possibly finish the fight.

    Especially in a BMF labeled fight.
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