Originally Posted by Phisher
I'm not dissecting anything. I'm taking Hamill's word that the primary reason he couldn't continue was the separated shoulder from the legal throw that Jones executed on him. Mazzagatti didn't immediately disqualify Jones. He initially took a point, but decided to wave off the fight after verbally asking Hammil (who had his eyes closed) whether or not he could continue. Hamill also said that he stayed down when the action was stopped because assumed that he'd been TKO'd.
It was shit officiating.
I understand that you were only providing info from what Hamill said, but my point was that such information wasn't useful in real time
. Do you think Mazzagatti should have interviewed Hamill and ascertained why
he couldn't continue? ("Mazzagatti: Look Matt, I know you're done for the night, but was it the elbows that finished you?")
There were illegal strikes, they caused damage, and the fighter couldn't continue. It was a very straightforward decision from a rules stand point.
That it was Hamill's shoulder that was damaged is interesting in an academic sense, but it has nothing to do with the ref's decision in the heat of the moment. It was good officiating. Criticize Mazzagatti all you want, but he made the right call in this case.