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Muay Thai #1 Says, in 3-9-2012 at 23:49:37 from    

As much as I dislike Warren that was a horrible stoppage. Does Joe have to die for the fight to get stopped…jeez, terrible ref.

Trent Says, in 3-9-2012 at 23:55:35 from    

Baddest man on the planet? Good luck beating Aldo after losing to Pat Curran…

Thanewage403 Says, in 3-9-2012 at 23:59:34 from    


Thanewage403 Says, in 3-10-2012 at 00:00:24 from    


orenthal Says, in 3-10-2012 at 00:00:46 from    


KouNTa KuLCHa Says, in 3-10-2012 at 00:07:32 from    

^Whatever. If it was stopped sooner, than someone would be complaining about “early stoppage”. It is what it is, and nothing you can say will do anything about it. The ref gave the champ all the chances in the world and nothing worked. The better man won.
Good scrap, Pat Curran was looking kinda beastly in there. Thanks for the post, Lord Bruno!
And Happy St. Patty’s to all the other Micks out there!♣

Powertele Says, in 3-10-2012 at 00:39:41 from    

@Kounta Kulcha-no one would have honestly said that would have been early stoppage. That ref needs his walking papers. Joe was brutalized in that one.

hwiLLa Says, in 3-10-2012 at 01:49:04 from    

s*** dude was out for like 12 seconds before it was stopped lol

BamBam Says, in 3-10-2012 at 02:04:00 from    

stop saying” baddest man on the planet” man,get it a grip!!!! he had to fell for the ref to stop the fight,what mess!!! the ref should “try” to get a job with the department of sanitation,he’s pure garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

baller Says, in 3-10-2012 at 02:13:02 from    

yea if it was stoped sooner people would complain, dis guy is so cocky baddest man on the planet, good luck in 135 boy

mmaboxingfan2 Says, in 3-10-2012 at 02:30:22 from    

boring bellator sucks and will always suck. Eddie is too prove it period. Bellator can suck a left nut all day long.

bobbylee Says, in 3-10-2012 at 02:40:29 from    

what a horrible ref man cmon its like he let that guy go to sleep

Fluidity Says, in 3-10-2012 at 03:38:31 from    

Amazing stoppage, PRIDE style.

mahahaha Says, in 3-10-2012 at 03:42:18 from    

JEFF MALOTT BEST REF EVER! Pat put a exclamation mark! on beating joe warren. If the fight stopped early and joe was complaining. I would be more pissed. But a guy like him should completely get knocked out so he knows hes beaten. Look i don’t understand why most of the people’s comment saying the ref is the worst come on seriously? quit being moral f***. Ive seen worst ref than this. In my honest opinion this is the best stoppage i hate early stoppages. The ref does there jobs saving them and most of the fighters still talk crap. Let the fighters bone snap. They need to know there limit as a fighter.. you tap or snap. Simple as that.

ironfist Says, in 3-10-2012 at 06:15:01 from    

HA HA HA Warren deserves it

the usuals Says, in 3-10-2012 at 06:37:12 from    

Like we wanted last year, move Curran to the UFC already, sheesh.

greengiant Says, in 3-10-2012 at 06:47:39 from    

a little late stoppage but warren was still standing so maybe the ref thought he might make it through.

libo Says, in 3-10-2012 at 06:47:51 from    

shocking refereeing, just f****** shocking!

DavidJones Says, in 3-10-2012 at 07:42:27 from    

nice k.o pretty lousy ref.

gripman Says, in 3-10-2012 at 07:56:42 from    

That was a horrible stoppage. The ref was waiting for someone to yell finish him so that a mortality could be performed.

retro_spiff Says, in 3-10-2012 at 07:59:27 from    

Good lord! That went on way to long, the poor guy clearly wasnt going to pull a Cheick Kongo.

C$ Says, in 3-10-2012 at 08:08:27 from    

Surprised none of the announcers didn’t pick up on Warren’s comment b/t rounds that he thought he broke his hand

unevano Says, in 3-10-2012 at 08:13:03 from    

i’m glad the fight went on until it’s final conclusion, b/cuz you never know if this could have had a Pat Barry/ Cheik Kongo comeback moment…true gladiator style, two men enter, one man leave…..

ez-ryder Says, in 3-10-2012 at 08:14:02 from    

^Are you serious?

I give he might have given him around thirty extra seconds of an ass whooping not chances.

jessop Says, in 3-10-2012 at 08:59:26 from    

That was horrible to watch

Reallynow? Says, in 3-10-2012 at 09:17:55 from    

Why are some of you crying over this stoppage? The ref let Warran have every chance because it’s a title fight you casual fan F*** heads. Shut up about stoppage. Go watch Golf.

tobes Says, in 3-10-2012 at 09:22:23 from    

It’s not about “giving a fighter a chance” – that was a horrible late stoppage. The ref may as well have not been in there, because he had very little interest in protecting Joe’s safety.

Tankless Says, in 3-10-2012 at 10:14:51 from    

Yeap fire that retard , after the last knock out this one should end his career . To many hits to a head that was gone long before he steps in …..brutal.

rockinout Says, in 3-10-2012 at 10:39:27 from    

It’s sad that people are calling the Ref bad. Refs just can’t win with you internet fans. It was a championship fight, they’re professionals, let them fight. It’s much better to have a finish then an early stoppage. The fighters know what they’re signing up for. We don’t need kids on here crying about a late stoppage. Go watch another sport.

jiminy Says, in 3-10-2012 at 11:08:20 from    

ok all you guys saying that was a late stoppage, shut your friggin mouths thats exactly the kinda stoppage i would expect in any of my fights if i were in joes shoes!

jiminy Says, in 3-10-2012 at 11:09:56 from    

fight till its over……pussies

TriangleChoke Says, in 3-10-2012 at 11:53:33 from    

I dunno, true, when he turned his back, could have been stopped but then that ref still sees Joe Standing, hands up (well sorta lol) knows he’s the champion…either way…looks good on Curran’s resume

cc Says, in 3-10-2012 at 11:57:45 from    

good finish

samuraikato Says, in 3-10-2012 at 12:51:51 from    

this ref. mallot is a moron

JimmyJones Says, in 3-10-2012 at 12:58:03 from    

Normally I’d be pissed about this stoppage, because it was clearly late…but this is Joe Warren we’re talking about here…and sometimes, that just happens to s**t talkin a**holes…I wonder if Jeff Malott is as big of a Joe Warren fan as I am…WAR CURRAN!

SEAN_VANCE Says, in 3-10-2012 at 14:32:54 from    

LMFAO…”The LUckiest Man Alive”…looks like hes luck finally ran out. This guy ALWAYS gets a beating…even when he wins…..hes like a little SOnnen, cocky crap talker that never amounted to s***…ref should of let it go for 30 more seconds!

Sunfish Hero Says, in 3-10-2012 at 14:55:06 from    

@Kounta Kulcha – I agree man, people would have bitched that Warren was still standing. Especially Joe Warren, that guy would have gone all Sonnen and bitched how he was still fighting, and due to his wrestling background he’s super tough and blah blah blah. The ref did a fine job. These poor refs man, it’s like you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Fans call people pussies for tapping and going down when they’re hurt and they complain when a ref forces a stoppage. You guys can’t create a culture in the sport by condoning getting brutalized and then bitch at the refs for “not doing their jobs”, I recognize this is a common trope for MMA debates but, lets see you get in there and do it. Its like, well this is a title fight, should I give him every opportunity, or just stop it now and face the inevitable black-lash?

Bottom line: Is warren severely injured? Was Warren robbed as a result of the stoppage? Is there ANY question who won this fight? No? Good stoppage.

T’Challa Says, in 3-10-2012 at 18:05:29 from    

Sorry Joe Warren ran his mouth waay too much.. that was very satisfying to watch. Now if only Anderson can do that to Sonnen, this year will be perfect!

10Deep Says, in 3-10-2012 at 18:31:49 from    

I timed 25 seconds from where I thought the fight should have been correctly stopped till the time the ref actually stopped it. Joe talks a lot of s*** but he didn’t deserved to almost die in there.

yourmomsucks Says, in 3-10-2012 at 20:37:39 from    

Curran should have thrown some elbows at the end to bust him up

casyboy Says, in 3-10-2012 at 22:50:50 from    

now that’s a gun slinger there

orenthal Says, in 3-11-2012 at 00:53:01 from    

no big surprise. curran was a 3-to-1 betting favorite. joe must move down.

internet warrior Says, in 3-11-2012 at 03:03:26 from    

Perfect stoppage.

If anything, this was pretty close to being early. The ref didn’t let any hits land after he went down.

Grape Soda Says, in 3-11-2012 at 04:24:49 from    

Most of these guys will be drooling in a cup in 30 years so who cares.

mahahaha Says, in 3-11-2012 at 05:08:11 from    

@ Sunfish Hero PERFECTLY SAID. I swear that was the best essay i’ve read about mma. I just don’t understand how people can have anything bad to say about it. The ref did a great job. THIS SPORT IS ABOUT HURTING PEOPLE YOUR PHYSICALLY ATTACKING YOUR OPPONENT TO WIN. I feel like boxing use to have these kind of brutal knockouts (still do). People need to understand It was a title fight and the guy from all people getting there ass kicked its joe freaking warren. Its a sport. Nuff said.

Jasonfn22 Says, in 3-11-2012 at 05:36:29 from    

Nobody seems to give Pat the credit he is due man he is a top shelf striker with good wrestling defense. He is not a good boxer he is a great boxer with good muay thai.It seems he cousin Jeff Curran is more suited for coaching than fighting because he has turned Pat into a monster.

Schism Says, in 3-11-2012 at 07:47:49 from    

Man, that is a great stoppage. How is that a late! He’s standing there with his hands up.

Brutal Roundhouse Says, in 3-11-2012 at 09:11:14 from    

I don’t care what you guys say, that was awesome!

Survival Lobby Says, in 3-11-2012 at 13:42:14 from    

Rules are rules. It was a late stoppage.

Champ Says, in 3-11-2012 at 13:47:46 from    

I saw the comments say “bad stoppage” I was expecting an “early” stoppage LOL

PitfighterZ Says, in 3-11-2012 at 14:49:53 from    

Bellator delivering once more. Very exciting fights and high technical quality!

About the stoppage, what KouNTa and Sunfish said. It’s a title fight: no champion would accept being “kind of beaten,” so you got to let it be over. If Warren was seriously in trouble, the corner should have thrown the towel. But in a title bout, you just give the fighters all the opportunities to recover.
I wouldn’t mind a ref being overzealous in an amateur fight or even in someone’s first professional fight. But this is the peak for these guys. It’s all or nothing. If you are a fighter, you wouldn’t want it any other way.

Sunfish Hero Says, in 3-11-2012 at 15:32:24 from    

@Jasonfn22 – Seriously! It seems everyone is more focused on how badly Joe was beaten! But who delivered that beating? I mean, he strung together a long and brutal combo and didn’t even look close to gassing. And that was 3 rounds deep! I automatically lumped Pat with Jeff Curran and assumed mediocrity, but Pat is something else. I don’t think it will be long before we see him in the UFC.

Stranger Says, in 3-11-2012 at 18:46:41 from    

I like the stoppage, because he deserved it

stoppage?? Says, in 3-11-2012 at 18:52:22 from    

Horrible stoppage??

Did any of you see the entire fight?

Ref stepped in AFTER the beating and AFTER Warren melted to the canvas knocked out.

It started at 4:02 of the third round or 15:40 by the video player time.

Stranger Says, in 3-11-2012 at 18:54:05 from    

Not just cuz he deserved it.
they’re fighters, f***tards.
stop whining.

KungFuLowKick Says, in 3-11-2012 at 21:10:20 from    

Anybody saying it wasn’t a late stoppage is ignorant and are all non fighters.Anybody who fought in any contact sport will know that if you turn your back while your getting hit,you will lose.That ref is a retard.and you don’t even need to have trained one second in your whole life to know this was a late stoppage.Joe is tough but he got dropped from a knee got back up TURNED AROUND and just stayed there.That’s not defending yourself at all.You don’t need to be uncouscious to be hurt and unable to continue.

Badboy Says, in 3-11-2012 at 23:18:15 from    

Worst Ref EVER!!! He should be looking for another job.

skifri3 Says, in 3-12-2012 at 00:04:22 from    

The morons defending the ref have either never been involved in combat sports and/or are just retarded douches.

Imagine what would happen to MMA if Joe Warren ended up dying shortly after the fight. The media would jump all over MMA and idiots like @reallynow would have no choice but to watch golf instead.

wow Says, in 3-12-2012 at 02:32:26 from    

stoppage was perfect. warren kept fighting back the whole time until he dropped completely. too many sissies watching mma these days.

vinz Says, in 3-12-2012 at 07:35:37 from    

da ref:”alright joe, fight back! fight back”…


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