This, surely no ref can be blamed for calling that. What a fight regardless, I was thinking this was a version of Cro Cop v Gonzaga with Askren getting slammed like that. Dude is tough as hell and no joke clearly, regardless of any perceived controversy he's going to be a problem for other WWs.
How did the campaigner with stand that? Was always on the cards once he got up, an improbable victory.
Lawlor's arm went limp. How was the ref to know, I thought he was out. In any case, he wasn't getting out of that. His arm was limp and not reacting. I reckon one or two more seconds, he would have been out cold.
Also what the **** was up with what Cody did earlier? Entertaining but geez the bloke needs to think about it a bit more, what happened to the smart fighting he showed against Cruz? I think TJ had him rattled in both their fights but he fought the same way today? Calm down and control that distance and no one should get near him in that division imo.