One of the most frequent complaints against boxing is the fact that the standing eight count lets fighters continue to fight after they've suffered a concussion. The good thing about MMA is that a down fighter often gets finished by GnP and the fight is over in a few seconds. However, a lot of times fighters will get kicked, stomped or kneed in the face and the referee will give them time to recover. The worst example I've seen in a long time was Tim Elliott vs Jared Papazian. Elliott took a brutal knee to the face while on his knees, and was stumbling and dazed for one, maybe two minutes before they let the fight continue. To his credit, Elliott came back strong, recovered and won the fight. But he was rocked so bad, he didn't know what planet he was on. The fight should have been stopped - not because he couldn't continue, but just for the sake of fighter safety. TL;DR: Refs are too scared to stop fights, for fear of pissing off the crowds. See thread title for solution.