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Why do Doctors and Refs even bother asking Questions

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  1. Apollo33 Brown Belt

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    After the third round Herb and the Doctor kept asking Ortega questions, Ortega was so concussed/blinded he couldn't answer any of them and was mumbling nonsense.

    Herb was holding up his fingers and it was clear Ortega couldn't see out of one eye. At the end Herb just held up one finger to his eye ball and Ortega was like "uhh 1 or 2" and they went on to let him fight anyway.

    I thought they are suppose to be there to protect the fighters
     
  2. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    Does seem like they never make the call to waive it off unless the fighters asks them to. I've seen somewhere I was sure the doctor would call it like in Saturday's fight, but they never do. I guess it's a respectable way for a fighter to throw the towel in at least.
     
  3. TheMMAnalyst Purple Belt

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    It’s to buy time for fighters the UFC favors.
     
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  4. StoneColdSteveAustin Gold Belt

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    Yup the fight should’ve been stopped. These doctors are garbage.
     
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  5. Pierced7681 Silver Belt

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    Ortega has that Mexican heart, he wasn’t gonna quit, was stoked the dr didn’t stop it and let him bang. Was a foty contender.
     
  6. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    To make it look like they are doing their part for fighter safety
     
  7. Corrado Soprano Purple Belt

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    I agree with TS. Ortega had no idea what was going on but they kept up the charade that they legitimately care about the fighters health…
     
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  8. WhosTheBoss Degenerate

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    It’s pretty obvious they wanted to give Ortega every opportunity possible to win. He is part of the cash cow that the UFC wants to hold gold.

    herb was there as per usual to help and aid and by time whenever possible. Dude is the worst.
     
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  9. StoneColdSteveAustin Gold Belt

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    The fight should’ve been stopped after Ortega was lifeless on the mat at the end of Rd3
     
  10. Candy Routure Black Belt Platinum Member

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    That’s why Herb was the ref. I’m sick of seeing him in main events.
     
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    Volk TKO'd him at the end of the third
     
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    They were checking his eye, you goofballs...
     
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  13. GSPSAKU Brown Belt

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    Exactly, I thought the same thing. It was clear Ortega couldn't see and was merely guessing and they let it go
     
  14. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt

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    Yeah Volk said that in the post fight presser lol
     
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  15. humdizzle Brown Belt

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    its for legal reasons.

    if you can't see or intelligently defend, its the UFCs obligation to save the fighter from further harm.

    i think ortegas corner shouted "one" to him and Herb just acted like he didn't hear it.
     
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  16. iwantgsp Orange Belt

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    just watched it again, Ortega said "One, two" which clearly shows that he couldn't even count fingers. They let him fight anyway lmao what a joke.
    There are reasons why MMA ain't a sport. Pseudo-sport at best.
     
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  17. The Big Babou Brown Belt

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    Didn't Ortega answer "four" when Herb showed 2 or 3 fingers? Then he showed 1 finger & his corner answered for him
     
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    Yep.

    It's more entertainment than sport
     
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    I'm sick of seeing him period.

    He's average at best at his job and usually has an "agenda" that always seems to align with the UFC's interests....what a coincidence

    <mma4>
     
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