Max Rohskopf did not want to continue fighting after two rounds at UFC Las Vegas 3

MMA is a tough sport and you need a lot of guts to enter the Octagon ahead of a fight. Max Rohskopf was in action against Austin Hubbard on the prelim card, and he didn’t want to continue fighting.

A clip from in between rounds was shared on social media of Rohskopf arguing with his coach that he doesn’t want to continue fighting.

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Austin Hubbard celebrates after his victory over Max Rohskopf in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The coach tried to send his fighter out but Rohskopf claimed he was done and confirmed he wanted to call off the fight.

While the coach wanted to send his fighter out, it was the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) inspector Charvez Foger who called off the fight, according to Ariel Helwani.

Robert Drysdale, the man in the corner, claimed he was pushing his fighter. Drysdale stood by his decision to push his fighter and claimed he expected his coach to do the same too.

Fight on short notice

Helwani added that Rohskopf took the fight on short notice, just five days before the event. His manager went on to say that the fighter also came in with a toe injury but fatigue got Rohskopf in the end.

Dana White then courted controversy as he hinted that the fighter could have continued. Brett Okamoto of ESPN tweeted White’s response to this clash:

“’Look at Curtis Blaydes. I’m pretty sure Blaydes thought he was going to die after the third round, he kept going.”

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UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

White did, later on, suggest that it was alright for fighters to tap out or submit, and he wasn’t making a big deal of Rohskopf deciding not to fight.

Ultimately, it is the decision of the fighter to continue with the clash or not. Rohskopf should be lauded for deciding to fight on such short notice, and he will return stronger than ever soon.

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