Shogun says Griffin screamed for stoppage at UFC 134Posted on September 14, 2011, 07:44 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The fight at UFC 134 lasted less than two minutes with Shogun dropping Griffin to his knees with a right. Rua then followed Griffin to the ground, continuing to land rights as Griffin rolled to his back where Rua landed multiple hammer fists to the head of Griffin before the referee rushed in to call a stop to the fight.
Rua said that the fight could have been stopped earlier had the referee heard what he did as he rained punches down on Griffin, “When he was laid out on his back I heard him scream 'stop, stop!', but I couldn't stop hitting him.” – read more at FightersOnly.com via RedeTV Esporte.
Rua’s statement echoes the words of Daniel Cormier, a fighter some criticized for delivering what some said were late punches to Antonio Silva. The fighter is trained to fight until the round ends or the referee ends the fight.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 76 during a mixed martial arts match at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on Saturday Sept. 22, 2007. Photo credit: Francis Specker