Originally Posted by BattlingNelson
McCloskey was not a beaten fighter. It's unlikely that he'd have won for sure, but he wasn't at the end of his powers.
I agree, he wasn't a 'beaten' fighter as such. But he had shown nothing in the first six rounds to make the ref or doc give him the benefit of the doubt, i'm sure they would've been more likely to let it carry on had he been throwing a punch here or there, but he made pretty much no attempt to mount an attack of his own.
Although, I do agree, the cut was pathetic and not one that should be considered fight ending, but I'm just glad the fights over. We all knew it was a crap match up, it was a crap fight, now hopefully we get a meaningful match up!