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Historical tap denial

Here’s an interesting fact for you TUF noobs: Matt Lindland tried to pull a CB Dollaway back in 2002 when he was fighting for the UFC middleweight strap:

That happens to every ref, as McCarthy noted a middleweight title match in 2002 where Matt Lindland tapped to Murilo Bustamante and he was in the wrong position and missed it. When he asked Lindland about it, he denied tapping. McCarthy said that as the fight went on, he realized Lindland really did tap but ended up relieved that justice was served in that fight because Bustamante ended up winning with a choke.

The more I find out about Matt Lindland, the less I think I like him. Now excuse me while I go watch his fight against Vitor Belfort.