Lets get this clear, no matter what you say the rules are, THE FIGHT IS OVER WHEN THE REF BREAKS IT UP.
This is Soares talking about sonnens phantom tap
"I was upset that Chael was...trying to deny at first that he tapped. I went through that scenario once before with Chael myself, with Paulo Filho. "
Guys have done it before, couple that with the fact of what happened in the Miller fight.
The ref jumped in the wrong place like super mario.
The ref was so far away from the action.
That was bull to cut him, the ref stops the fight not the fighter, Palhares did nothing wrong this time, he held the sub for maybe 0.5 seconds after but that's normal.