Fighter ignores ref, continues to pummel opponent at WSOF 23
World Series of Fighting is quickly earning a reputation where fighters don't seem to know what the word "stop" means. First it was Rousimar Palhares cranking on Jake Shields' arm long after the ref stopped the fight at WSOF 22. Then, in last night's final "prelims" fight of WSOF 23, promotional newcomer and undefeated Dagestani middleweight fighter Vagab Vagabov, 16-0, kept kneeing and punching his opponent after the ref had clearly stepped in. Brian Grinnell, the fighter on the losing side of the exchange, was upset about the late strikes and approached Vagabov afterward, even as the referee yelled into Vagabov's face that the fight was over. That Russian definitely has an unhinged aura about him. For full WSOF 23 results click here.