Amazinz wrote:This is a hot debate on the fight forums. They way I see it, the main difference is that in Newton v. Hughes 1 you had "simultaneous" win conditions (Hughes' KO and Newton's submission). Whether or not you are in agreement with the judgment call, Hughes by KO is a valid call. In the Emerson v Maynard fight, the ref stopped the fight due to an invalid tap out and you have "simultaneous" situations where the fighters are unable to continue due to injury. The tap out cannot stand so I believe No Contest was the correct call.
I don't understand. Why was Emerson's tap out "invalid". If he threw in the towel b/w rounds while Maynard was unconscious in his corner does it make a difference. Emerson conceded before the ref stopped the fight due to submission.
As for the Hughes KO - I agree that the KO was a correct call but they were both KOed and he could have corrected it once he realized that Hughes was not able to proceed. Neither party in that fight conceded so if the ref hadn't stopped the fight they both would have lain there unconscious and they would have realized that it was a nc. The difference in the Maynard fight is that the ref didn't stop the fight Emerson did.