Max Rohskopf entered the UFC on quick discover as an intriguing undefeated prospect, however had a harsh welcome to the Octagon when he took on Austin Hubbard to open up Saturday’s UFC Vegas three card. Hubbard dominated Rohskopf in spherical two and it appeared like Max was each harm and drained.
The struggle was known as off earlier than the beginning of spherical three, however Max’s nook was not accountable for the stoppage. As a substitute, Rohskopf repeatedly requested coach and former UFC fighter Robert Drysdale to “name it,” even saying “I don’t wish to do that anymore.” This didn’t persuade Drysdale in any way to throw within the towel, so when Max didn’t get off the stool, referee Mark Smith went to the nook and Rohskopf advised him to finish the struggle.
You may watch this wholly unsettling alternate within the video beneath, full with transcription.
It’s been fairly a while since we’ve seen a UFC struggle finish through “stop on the stool,” however the alternate between Rohskopf and Drysdale is as soon as once more one other instance of how unwilling MMA corners are to cease a struggle, even when their fighters need it stopped.
I’m positive we’ll discover out in a while what prompted Rohskopf to cease the struggle (outdoors of getting overwhelmed up), and why Drysdale was unwilling to grant what his fighter had requested.