Paul Daley made a huge impact on his UFC debut this past weekend when he beat one of the top welterweight contenders in Martin Kampmann. There was quite a bit of controversy on the stoppage though. Both fighters weighed in on the issue.
"The referee obviously saw a few times that his eyes went a couple of times and he wasn't trying to protect himself. I would have hurt him basically so good stoppage.
If you could see his eyes, you would know the stoppage was justified.
It was a fair stoppage, I don’t know what they could complain about. I knocked him out, hit him, woke him up, knocked him out again, woke him up, at which point Yves Lavigne stepped in."
While Martin Kampmann thinks that he should've been given a chance to recover:
"I will have to go back and watch it, but I think I was fine. I've been hurt a lot worse. I think I was just fine... I mean, don't get me wrong, I fought a stupid fight. I was trading bombs with a guy that wants to trade bombs, but I think I should have been given the benefit of the doubt. I was worse off in my fight with McFedries."
Some fans think Yves Lavigne's call was a bit premature, since Kampmann was still standing. Others think that it was the right call because he wasn't intelligently defending himself. What do you think?
Did the referee make the right call?
Yes (74 votes)
No (15 votes)
89 total votes