But because he got by mostly on his wrestling skills, Severn said, he didn't take as much head trauma as some of his peers. That fascination with knockouts that exists in the sport today is one of the things he can't quite understand. The way fans seem to only want to see two people bash one another's heads in? The way fighters would rather curl up and get thumped on than tap out to strikes when they've clearly quit fighting back?

"It's almost like they're saving face," Severn said. "Like, hey, they didn't tap out. The referee stopped the match. What they don't realize, maybe because of their youth, is that every time you get hit, you lose something."
he also chats about the end of his career. interesting stuff.