05/21/2014 12:19 pm ET Updated May 21, 2014

MMA Fighter Gives Up To Avoid Hurting His Opponent (VIDEO)

An amateur MMA fighter recently couldn't help but feel sympathetic to his opponent he was pummeling. So he stopped a match to prevent him from getting seriously hurt. The fighter had been dominating before suddenly kneeling down to the floor and tapped out, shocking the crowd.

“We don’t get money," the fighter said. "We don't get paid and I know that the only thing I’m going to finish the fight is him to go in the hospital or get hurt."