Manipulation of, even exploitation of, rules is part of every sport. In basketball, players often put themselves in positions that draw certain fouls. Forcing charge calls, and 1 calls, etc. In soccer, the infamous diving is also used as a tactic to get ahead. List goes on. My question is, why is what Diego did any different? As a sportsman, he found himself in a situation in which no rule was getting broken on his part and one which would result in him getting an automatic W. He's in a serious sports competition, combat sport at that, down on score cards, and in a situation where realistically was his only chance to come out victorious. Why the disapproval? And for those who might feel comparing mma to these other sports isn't a fair comparison, let's compare it to recent Mma fights that had similar situations: Ben rothwell vs Stefan struve, and (the one that comes up in other topics too) Anthony Smith vs Jon Jones. It did neither guy any good to do the supposed "right thing." There was zero incentive and zero reward after to continue. In all these cases. Why then is it so wrong what Diego did?