Dan Henderson defeated Fedor Emelianenko this past Saturday night in a battle for the ages, but unfortunately his victory wasn’t as clear-cut as maybe he’d have liked.
Watching the fight, it seemed clear that — while Emelianenko could have been allowed more time to recover — there wasn’t much he was going to be able to do to stop Henderson’s onslaught. The two engaged in a back and forth battle that Emelianenko seemed to be on the way to taking home, but a moment of over-zealousness lead to The Last Emperor getting hit with an unexpected shot and sent face-first to the mat.
Many have expressed the feeling that the former Pride FC champion should have been given more time to recover and that the fight should only have been stopped when there was a clear end — count Emelianenko among their numbers.
What do you think? Do you think the stoppage was justified, or was it a quick stoppage. Sound off in the “Comments” section below. You can watch the full fight by clicking here.