Originally Posted by JAB5239
As champion I think he should have been given a chance to continue, but it wasn't a terribly bad stoppage.
I can understand this sentiment, but my own feelings, the champ and challengers, or any fighter, should be judged the same. Same goes with the "he has to TAKE the belt" logic. Playing field and rules should be the same no matter who you are. Not like champs or highly popular fighters don't get the extra home cooking or benefit of the doubt at times anyway. Of course, I was a big Atomic bull fan back then (well, still am), so I COULD be a tad biased....nah, can't be.