UFC 224 was a top-to-bottom fantastic card filled with great fights and plenty of stoppages. The event tied the UFC record for stoppages in the modern era with 11. But it was a stoppage that wasn't that has the MMA world talking after Saturday nights affair.
Between the fourth and fifth round of her women's bantamweight title fight against Amanda Nunes, challenger Raquel Pennington told her corner she was done. Pennington had suffered a broken nose and was most certainly down 4-0 on the judges scorecards. Nunes had battered her for 20 minutes and Pennington had nothing left to give.
Instead of stopping the bout, Pennington's corner pleaded for her to continue.
Pennington answered the bell for the fifth round, taking unnecessary damage before the referee mercifully stopped the bout halfway through the round.
Fellow fighters were not happy with the challengers corner to send their fighter back out there when she wanted out.
Tune in to the Fightful post-fight podcast to get a recap of all the action, including the negligence by Pennington's corner.