Although a small debate followed the main event of Strikeforce this past weekend that featured Dan Henderson taking on Fedor Emelianenko, the man closet to the action, Herb Dean, discussed his decision to stop the fight and stood by the fact that Fedor was out cold:
"If I was to do it again â€“ if I see a fighter face down receiving shots, I_m going to step in and stop the fight," Dean today told MMAjunkie.com. "I can_t predict how long he_s going to be unconscious for."
"The fight is over when he_s unconscious. Because he comes back swiftly after I_ve already stepped in and stopped the fight, I can_t restart the fight. Dan_s still throwing punches, but once I_ve touched Dan, I_ve stopped the fight."
"I stepped in to support him once he stood up because his balance was still not totally there. I believe his motor control was still questionable."
"Once I see an unconscious fighter receiving blows while unconscious, that_s my job to prevent him from receiving more blows, and that_s what I_m going to do."
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