I've seen it brought up multiple times on this forum already, and I just don't get it. It's absolutley acepted in this community to tap to avoid further damage when the fighter is in a submission hold - and rightfully so. Getting chocked out can be potentially deadly, and getting your elbow snapped because you refused to quit while beeing in a locked in juji gatame isn't "manly" or something, it's just dumb. This is a sport contest, not a street fight. So why are people around here constantly bitching about tapping to strikes? These guys are professional pricefighters. They've got the heart to step into the octagon multiple times a year and go full contact under a very limited set of rules against a highly trained opponent. I think noone can question their courage. So why is it bad to tap to strikes? They've been at this point multiple times in training, I'd guess. They know what their body can take, and what not. They get hit badly, they know it is over, why risk anymore unnecessary damage? Look at the Shogun vs Bones fight. Shogun get's hit with a brutal livershot, crumbels, goes down - he clearly is in no condition to fight anymore - why should he take anymore unnecessary punishment until the ref steps in? Serious question: Have all these people complaining about quitting been hit by a hard liver shot just once in their life? I've been, and I can tell you, if the liver shot ist hard and accurate enough, you go down, your out of the fight.