I'm not defending the guy by the way... ban him for life for all I care but he held it for like a second and a half. When Babalu did that and the guy went to sleep, he kept his win. This guy who tapped popped right up and it wasn't much worse than BJ / Pulver if at all. Then big bad Goddard had to act like a tough guy again with an amped up fighter.
How many years did that Babalu incident happen, and here we are in 2020 and fans still remember it.
What does that say about these type of acts?
There are some differences and context known vs not known between the two.
David Heath was out of bounds for wearing a t-shirt at the weigh ins with Babalu's mugshot on there. That is too far imo.
Babalu didn't just hold the choke b/c he's an asshole, he did it in retaliation. That context is known.
I am consistent and already asked in this thread above if there is some unknown context between the two fighters in the Op that we do not know about. If there is, I'd like to hear it. If there isn't, it's absolutely inexcusable.
david flipped off cursed at and as far as babalu understood told him he fucks his mother.
he called him a motherfucker babalu dissected this from english to Portuguese state that david told him he -babalu- fucks his mother.
he walked away from the exchange asking "he say I fuck my mom. he said I fuck my mom......."
that was it for david.
So fucking what? Nothing excuses holding onto a choke after the tap., least of all some fucking words.
I am pretty sure Babalu was more pissed at the mugshot t-shirt.
You used to be able to find it online, but I am guessing Babalu paid to have it removed.
Imagine doing a crime, serving your punishment, and a co-worker wears a shirt with your mugshot on it way after the fact. That's not cool.
If you ask me, I'd rather be choked as long as Heath was, than to have someone wear a t-shirt with my mugshot where thousands peraps millions of people see it.
Your mugshot is public record, who cares if it gets put on a shirt. I wouldn't have a mugshot for you to put on a t shirt because I'm not a lowlife, but if I did and you put it on a t shirt I'd laugh. No matter how pissed he was, it's not an excuse to do something dangerous like hold a choke. All that does is further prove that you're a piece of shit, hence why there's a mugshot of you in the first place.
You have to be a real mental midget to get pissed because someone called you a motherfucker.
To be fair, The Hitman guy said that Babalu thought David said that he fucks his mother. Thats not the same as motherfucker. Well, not to him anyway. Remember when Honda told Bethe that she was gonna make her have a "Come to Jesus moment?", And Bethe thought she said that she was "Gonna send me to meet Jesus", as in kill her. It pissed her off differently than it would have had she gotten the context of the comment, which she or Babalu did not get, due to the language barrier which is even worse when you bring in slang and shit!