If you thought CB Dollaway was going to be gracious in defeat, then as he would say, “you don’t know CB Dollaway!” Here’s his words regarding the tap:
“With the tap, I didn’t fully commit to the tap, but I did hit him once,” said the Tempe, Ariz. native. “I guess they ruled that a tap. I thought you had to go on and start tapping out. I did hit him once. Right as I did that, I felt my arm get into a position where I could get out. At that point Herb (Dean) ruled it as a tap out.”
So let me get this straight … CB admits that he decided to tap. Admits that he tapped once. Then doesn’t agree with the stoppage. Riiiiight.
There’s a lot of CB Dollaway fans out there trying to raise some kind of stupid stink about this stoppage, like there’s any merit to it at all. For full disclosure, I’m going to admit right now that I fucking hate Dollaway (shocking, huh?). But if it had been him with the armbar and Amir (who I loves so muches) who had tapped, I would still be sitting here in my underwear on Monday morning eating Cheetos for breakfast and arguing the same thing: the loser tapped, the stop was justified, and the people complaining about it need to stop blaming Herb Dean and start blaming CB for sucking.