What in the blue hell was the ref thinking here?
It was obvious that Mir was knocked out on his feet and was in no condition to continue, but the ref seems like he has never ref a fight in his life and had no idea what to do.
Thank god Pulev took mercy on Mir.
Here is how it all went down via Fansided.
Frank Mir is 42 years old, and Kubrat Pulev is 40. There’s not much of an age difference between them, but there’s a world of difference in what they have left in the tank.
Former boxing title contender Kubrat Pulev and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir shared a triangle ring in the Nov. 27 main event of Triller’s new advent Triad Combat.
It was clear from the opening bell at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, that Mir shouldn’t have been in with Pulev. Really, he shouldn’t be fighting anybody.
Pulev used his size and superior hand skills to beat up Mir. The fight was never competitive, and Mir was hurt for almost the entirety of the round.
In the closing seconds, Pulev hit Mir with a combination that stunned Mir. He followed it up with a left hook the connected flush on Mir’s right temple. Mir staggered back and wobbled on his feet along the ropes with a blank expression on his face.
Pulev knew that he seriously hurt Mir and refused to attack. The referee was hesitant but called the fight off once Pulev started to advance towards Mir.
If it wasn’t for Pulev, Mir could have been seriously hurt.
These MMA guys have to stop trying to fight real boxers, they are two different sports, and they are going to keep getting knocked out.
To be honest, Mir shouldn’t be fighting anyone and any type of ring.
Flip the page for the knockout and the incompetent ref.