Originally Posted by kevint13
I was pulling for Kampman, but I thought the stoppage was a little early. I think Kampman would have finished it a few seconds later.
That's the thing about Steve M. as an official, inconsistency.
I thought it was early too, until I saw the side view. Ellenberger immediately cupped his nose and mouth with one hand after that knee rather than protecting his head with both arms; I thought he must've ended up with a broken tooth/nose or split lip the way he covered up. It was only a matter of a shot or two from Kampmann before he would have knocked him out cold.