It wasn't intentional. That makes ZERO sense.
Here's a post I saw on another board that pretty much nails what I'm thinking here.
Argh. This is 9/11 syndrome. I am so fed up with it.
Nothing can ever be explained simply anymore, it's always a conspiracy, no matter how obvious and simple the evidence is. I get it. You're watching the fight, it ends abruptly, you're pissed off and you want that fucker to continue. He gets stretchered out, now you remember the Martinez fight, and your mind starts to lumber ahead about how much you hate Cintron, your night is wrecked, and on and on you go. I get it. Initially I was pissed, too, but when morning comes doesn't the selfish anger wear off a bit?
So let's review.
(A) Cintron intentionally threw himself out of the ring in just the 4th round of a fight that his corner thought he was winning, and indeed on the scorecards was damn close to a draw.
He was smart and quick enough to do this during a legitimate fall. So he must have had a preconceived plan of some kind.
© Cintron himself knew the obscure California rules concerning this sort of thing. That is, he actually KNEW ahead of time that if he fucking THREW himself out of the ring with 3.5 rounds over, and he couldn't get back in the ring in time, that it would go to the cards. Kermit Cintron? Uh huh. I don't think anyone in the HBO crew knew this until they were told, and I'd bet 1% of the people on this board knew this, but dumbass Kermit I-can-barely-put-a-sentence-together Cintron knew this one bizarre rule, hey?
(D) Not only did he know the rule, see A and B above about how he planned to use it to his advantage through an immeasurably freakish and insane plane involving launching his body out of the ring.
(E) Cintron (who is brilliant according to most here, given his unparalleled ability to memorize all rules in every state and plan impossible events to escape a fight he thought he was winning) is sort of an idiot savant - that is, he is brilliant in some ways, but in others he is retarded. Case in point - he risked career-ending injury throwing himself out of the ring, and somehow it never occurred to him that being permanently crippled is not worth MAYBE winning one truncated fight with minimal value.
(F) The doctors who were seen and heard by many (including HBO personnel) telling him to stay down because of a possible neck/back injury were also plants, thus showing the genius mastermind Cintron is that most ignorant fans like myself just weren't aware of. He paid the doctors off to yet further fortify his excuse, which of course all led to his rich payload of...
A FUCKING LOSS.
Yes, people, it is obvious isn't it? I just couldn't see it like you paranoid fellows pissed off that you didn't even get through 2 beers.
What has happened to common sense? This happens every time some sort of aborted fight incident occurs. These fighters are mostly high school dropouts who do everything by instinct, and have IQs down at about 75 most of the time. Can you folks just wake up for once and stop reading into this with so much emotion and conspiratorial nonsense?
Yeah, Cintron has perhaps one time ever pulled bitch stuff in the past, but even that I think was him being so legitimately dazed by a punch that he thought he got butted for real. Otherwise this guy stood in there with concrete Marg twice and got his head handed to him, and has stuck it out with the likes of Angulo and never gave up. Maybe he's not all that likeable, but to even conjecture that he did all of this in order to ultimately lose a fight is so stupid it isn't even worth pursuing. He wasn't even tired, and he landed more punches than Williams. He virtually shut down Williams, and tall Paul was fighting Cintron's fight. Kermit was getting extremely close with that right hand, and he wasn't even breathing hard. Even if he somehow really did have a plan to try and weasel out of the fight, why in hell would he implement in when he was in such a good position, as opposed to waiting for a time when things were looking bad for him?
None of this makes any sense. Honestly, what is truly the more likely explanation for what happened? That Cintron is an idiot who fell out of the ring after a clinch not even initiated by himself, and subsequently was told by 2 overly-cautious ringside doctors not to move due to possible neck trauma (or as Kermit said he was told, a punctured lung) as heard and corroborated by numerous people
see (A)-(F) above about how he threw himself senselessly out of the ring in order to immediately lose the fight?
The only post I saw in here that I think could describe a scenario where Cintron legitimately deserves criticism cited the concept that the fall was legit, but that perhaps once Cintron was on the ground and the doctors were telling him not to move, one of his corner/camp came over and told him to stay down, perhaps having checked on the rule in California. I think that is unlikely, but at least it is plausible in explaining what happened in such a way that Cintron would indeed deserve harsh criticism. Otherwise, let it go. Yeesh. Next time some poor sap will have a heart attack in the ring and half the people here will claim he "bitched out" by purposely eating a high-cholesterol diet leading up to the fight.