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No to sound like a conspiracy nut but it seems to me that this whole fight may have just been a stepping stone for number 3. I mean obviously adding the Ortiz/Shamrock names to the line wit Slyvia and Pitbull helped sell more PPVs which is the ultimate goal. It pretty well known that Triologys is what is all about in the fight game... Everyone loves the mystic of a 3 fight series with two even match fighters giving it all they have. They are the biggest sellers out there. And lets just say for arguement sake that the UFC wanted to guarentee a legit third Ortiz/Shamrock fight they could go about doing this one of two ways A. Shamrock wins (Well from the first 90 secs and the whole last fight that doesnt look too possilble and Tito aint the type of guy to take a dive for alittle extra cash) so with that out of the realm of possibilty what else can we do? B. Tito wins a controversial fight. Well what is the best way to do this? I think what happened to night was without a doubt the most reasonable and likely way that the UFC could guarentee the triology but thats just my thought on that. I have seen Herb Dean stop fights prematurely (in my opinion) before and honestly theres no way getting around that he did. Ok someone has to be able to intelligently defend themselves right? well Shamrock did take 3-4 short bows to the head but i ask you was He knocked out? No Was he badly injuryed? No Now maybe if ole Herby dont step in Tito lands three more big elbows and knocks out shamrock but we will never know. You have to give Shamrock some kind of chance to respond and if he doesnt and continues to take punishment then you stop the fight not after three decent "not great" decent elbows. If the fights were supposed to be stopped when it was then NO Tito fight would ever go more then 90 seconds because thats what he does. Alright well anyways i find myself actually wanting to see the third fight now for the simple fact that no "UFC Hall of Famer" should have to go out like that. You can say what you want to about Shamrock but the guy has all kinds of Heart and should atleast be allowed to go out swinging. One last parting shot .. I have been a UFC since the days of Dan the Beast Severn, Royce Gracie and Shamrock and tonight was the most dissappointing PPV i have ever seen them put on. The first fight with Yves and Stevenson was the only decent fight. So bring on Chuck!!!!!!!!