I thought this was amazing: A match in the mixed martial arts league (aka Ultimate Fighting) ended surprisingly last weekend when the fighter dominating the match, Mike Pantangco, suddenly stopped and "tapped out" -- essentially telling the ref he was giving up and the other fighter was the winner.
He said, "I just feel like we're amateur fighters. We don't get money. We don't get paid, and I know that the only thing that'd happen is him to go to the hospital or get hurt. I just feel terrible so I'm just going to give him the win."
Mutual respect, highly competitive play, understanding of the basic joy of competition, self-refereeing, and avoiding dangerous aggression or 'win-at-all-costs' behavior -- I thought it was pretty impressive to see that sort of behavior in a sport that I don't think you traditionally expect to show those sorts of qualities. I'll be thinking about that next time I consider trying to sky someone to catch a "hospital pass."