Originally Posted by Masscore
I honestly don't care if a guy is giving a thumbs up or not. He was hit with 9 unanswered blows and did nothing to get out of the position. The ref has to stop the fight if the guy is not defending himself and last I knew, a thumbs up is not defending yourself.
Perfect answer. Yeah, some guys are tough, but the ref's job is to protect the fighter no matter how oblivious they are to their own safety or lack thereof.