If you’re one of the people taking issue with referee Josh Rosenthal’s stoppage of the Gina Carano vs. Cris "Cyborg" Santos main event at Strikeforce, last night, you might ought to pause and look at this. Here’s what it looked like from where Rosenthal was standing. What he sees is a downed Carano who is not making any attempt to intelligently defend herself from a torrent of right hands. He seems willing to let her try to ride out the end of the round, but when Cyborg slips a right around her defenses and Carano appears to spasm with shock after the punch, that’s when Rosenthal has to stop it.
If you still need convincing, look at Gina’s reaction after the stoppage. She’s saying something there, but I don’t think it’s, ‘You idiot, I was just about to launch my counter-attack!’