Pretty much everyone seems to accept that when Herb tapped Cain's right shoulder, that it was a sign of him being close to stopping to fight. However, he was tentative and seeing that Junior was still alive, he let it continue. Right? I'm not sure any more that that's what happened. Let's look at the gif: After tumbling to the mat for the second time, JDS gets up. Look at Cain's right arm and hand placement while JDS is doing that; leaning into the cage, perhaps even grabbing the fence. Then look at how Herb specifically reaches to tap Cain on that side, not on the side closest to him (which is the left side). Why would he make such an awkward movement if he just wanted to get Cain to stop the fight? Why not grab/push/tap Cain on the side of his body closest to Herb, which is the left side? I think he tapped him specifically on the right shoulder because he thought Cain was grabbing the fence in order to get more leverage into his punches, which of course is against the rules. Simple as that. It wasn't him being indecisive about stopping the fight, just him seeing what he thought was a fence grab and trying to get Cain to stop it. Refs sometimes tap or pull a fighter's hands off the fence when they see them grab it. I don't think this is a tin-foil conspiracy. Are there are other angles people have of Tapgate? Has Herb spoken about it? Until he does, I think I'm leaning towards that explanation as opposed to the "he was going to stop the fight" one.