According to an Oct. 20 post from MMA Junkie, UFC President Dana White thinks Junior dos Santos took seven or eight minutes of extra punishment at the hands of Cain Velasquez, in the main event of UFC 166 in Houston, Texas.
"I had Tillman Fertitta, Lorenzo and Frank's cousin, sitting next to me and asking me, 'How does this work? Can you throw in the towel?'" White said. "I was like, 'That's a good f---ing question. I think if I throw the towel in, I'll get beat to death by his corner and half of the the fans here – and probably next time I (go) to Brazil.'
"I don't want this to come out the wrong way, but I always like to say if anybody in his f---ing corner cares about him, please, throw in that towel."
Now that Velasquez has beaten dos Santos twice in a row, it seems unlikely they'll fight a fourth time even though both men are in their fighting primes.
"Two vicious beatings – vicious," White said of the latter two fights in what was called the greatest rivalry in UFC heavyweight history. "By the end of the first round going into the second, his face was already starting to look different. I mean, Cain beat him up both times real bad."
White thinks dos Santos took such a beating that the fight should have been stopped in the third round.
"I think that fight should have been stopped in the third," White told MMAjunkie.com. "Is Junior dos Santos tough enough and does he have the heart to go through it? Yeah, but does that mean he should? I mean, if you look at the fight, that guy took seven or eight minutes more of punishment that I believe he didn't need to take until it ended. That seven or eight minutes, I don't know, I don't like it.
"... If you watch that third round again, when he's getting hit, his arms are [by his side]. He's not defending himself. He doesn't have his hands up. He's out."
Most fight fans have seen enough of Velasquez battering dos Santos. The trilogy was great, but it's time for both men to take on other opponents.