Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Dana White: 'I would have thrown in the towel' on Junior dos Santos at UFC 166

Print  
Posted By Message

Webbie

MMA Sensei

Webbie Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,816
Career:155-103
Joined:Sep 2007
Chips:
245
HOUSTON – Junior Dos Santos' face told the story of his third fight against Cain Velasquez.

Link.

Post #1   10/20/13 5:02:28PM   

Webbie

MMA Sensei

Webbie Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,816
Career:155-103
Joined:Sep 2007
Chips:
245
Honestly, I was thinking the same exact thing as Dana White during the same round; I thought the fight could've been stopped at any time in the third. I'm not saying I'm disappointed with Herb Dean, though. He did a great job as usual. I just think the cage (and his heart) was the only thing keeping JDS on his feet for the majority of that round.

What a fight. What an event.

Post #2   10/20/13 5:08:58PM   

infestructure

NOW KITH

infestructure Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,917
Career:734-445
Joined:Jan 2012
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
635
Herb Dean actually went to stop the fight and touched Cains back, then changed his
mind and withdrew. Oh well, bad night of reffing. You need Big John in there with the HWs.

Post #3   10/20/13 5:33:02PM   

Bubbles

Come at me bro

Bubbles Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,368
Career:1,153-681
Joined:Oct 2009
Chips:
1,462
that bastard cost me 11 points, fire Herb

_______________________________________
The best cure for insomnia is a lot of sex. Even if it doesn't end up putting you to sleep, you don't mind so much

Men be careful, female sexual predators are using a date rape drug called a Blowjob to trap men into scams called relationships.

Post #4   10/20/13 6:25:07PM   

Svartorm

Hammer of the Gods

Svartorm Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,209
Career:2,077-1,253
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
864
It's one of those tough calls as a corner. On one hand, JDS was getting handled. On the other hand, he was still landing stiff shots from the clinch from time to time and had Velasquez hurt in there on a few occasions. If you weren't going to throw in the towel in the 2nd fight, you definitely weren't in the 3rd when he was doing much better.

_______________________________________
All brave men with hearts of war, ride the path of mighty Thor.

DREAM 1 - 2nd in Pts
Cage Rage 23 - 6th in Pts
Secondary League Season 3 - 12th in Pts
Secondary League Season 7 - 16th in Wagers
Primary League Season 7 - 26th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 6 - 30th in Pts
Secondary League Season 1 - 31st in Pts
Primary League Season 6 - 39th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 7 - 41st in Pts

Post #5   10/20/13 6:25:10PM   

BillsNewAccount

STACKING THEM BADGES

BillsNewAccount Avatar
15
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,081
Career:1,696-988
Joined:Feb 2011
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
308

Posted by infestructure

Herb Dean actually went to stop the fight and touched Cains back, then changed his
mind and withdrew. Oh well, bad night of reffing. You need Big John in there with the HWs.



I noticed that too. It didn't seem to effect Cain but it was still uncool.

I heard the corner didn't toss the towel bc of an agreement before the fight. JDS said if it got too bad he'd just dive face first into the canvas.

Post #6   10/21/13 12:59:44AM   

KungFuMaster

Heavyweight Champ

KungFuMaster Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,024
Career:423-342
Joined:May 2011
Camp: The Lone Ranger(s)
Chips:
654
I agree with Dana. In the first minute of the 5th round, I would have thrown in the towel. Junior was literally out on his feet from the punishment he took and from exhaustion. Cain punished him worse this time around. His cardio seemed to have elevated another notch for this fight while Junior's cardio looked worse. All that added muscle certainly didn't help Junior as some predicted. But anyway, towel should have been thrown in the 5th.

Post #7   10/21/13 10:37:03AM   

scoozna

Annoying since 2007

scoozna Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,068
Career:2,356-1,302
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
609
I'm somewhat amazed that Dana doesn't seem to know the rule on throwing in the towel. Whether it was the right choice or not, he should know what the rule is!

_______________________________________
“Islam is the religion of peace & I'm a gay pirate playing harpsicord in a Lawrence Welk coverband!.” Ted Nugent

Post #8   10/21/13 2:24:07PM