personally i feel the fight was stopped too soon... shamrock was moving his head from side to side so i dont think he was out... ive seen him take alot more than that and not get knocked out... you can see that his eyes are shut when he gets hit with the 2nd elbow? are you kiddin me what kind of point is that? when ppl get hit in the face most ppls eyes close, its a reaction by the body, the eye is trying to protect itself...
i feel the ref did not give proper time to allow himself to attempt to do something to better himself... the use of verbal warnings def would have been appropriate... ive seen many refs barking statements at the fighters while they are engaged in the ring... ive seen fighters taking worse beatings and been in worse positions then shamrock was and the fight was still allowed to continue.
in competition things can change in an instant so its hard to say that oh the match woulda been over in 5 more secs... you and I dont know that, in a heartbeat matches can change hands, you all know that...
its a shame that shamrock has gotten older and fallin off in his game. his age is a huge factor to him not being successful as of late... with all the present circumstances and information at hand its hard to say taht shamrock would have come back or can even beat tito in another fight, but anythings possible if you want it bad enough.
i hope shamrock does an interview soon it would be interesting to see what he has to say and what not.
oh and as a side note check out UFCs webpage and shamrocks fighters bio... i find it interesting that for ken shamrock photos they have pictures of Tito Ortiz.... hhhmmmm hahaha comical