You guys all know that the ref's are licensed and governed by the nevada athletic commision right?
There was no conspiracy between tito and dana...the ref was just covering his own ass FFS.
Shamrock is very damaged goods...and has been pounded on way too many times already to the point that he is just another sad old goofy punch drunk shadow of a fighter that should already be retired.
Tito was clearly in control, had already slammed him hard, had hit him several times and was raining elbows to his face while shamrock was drooling on himself with his arms down.
Herb Dean did the right thing and saved ken from an inevitable horrible beating from tito that could have left him in a coma and permanently severely screwed up.
Had he not stopped it, tito would have just kept raining more pointless pounding on a helpless shamrock forever....because he truly does hate the guy and was determined to hurt him as bad as he could.
And if this fight had been between any other two fighters...no one would be pissed at the ref for just doing his job.
The real problem is dana, tito, and ken hyped this fight too much as a brutal bloodbath...and the nevada athletic commision and ufc rules just doesn't allow that kind of stuff anymore.
Plus shamrock just doesn't have what it takes to seriously compete anymore physically or mentally.
But hopefully we have all seen the last of shamrock in the octagon...because having an ortiz/shamrock III is as pointless as a woman with no nipples.
And poor shamrock can't even announce because he is just too lousy at it...so maybe he can go train fighters or sell used cars or something....but regardless - he seriously needs to hang up his gloves for good before he gets hurt real bad.