On the other hand if Burk loses and has to divulge why "above sent him", we'll finally get answers for how he fell from the sky.
Luminous Lead: Presumably above sent him because gravity made it impossible for it not to send him.
It's a good thing Pablo can stop holding Burk to his agreement not to fight, then.
Wow, Pablo called her Piper! Is this a typo, or did he just mess up bad?
I think Pablo can risk those.
Still... PABLO TELL HIM HE CAN FIGHT BACK!
Pablo said end. Not forfeit or anything.
@Chris E. That would still leave the question as to what he was doing up there to begin with.
@Luminous Head It's actually not "above", he told them he's supposed to tell them whatever Heroland's instructions to him are. And as far as we know, he doesn't have any instruction from them whatsoever.
Oops, Pablo called her "Piper".
That might come back and bite him if anyone is paying attention.
@Brilliand Silverman has been paying a scary amount of attention so far... Unless Neo wrote "Piper" in a moment of absent-mindedness, I bet this is gonna come back to bite Pablo... and considering the fact that Neo established two pages ago that Pablo may slip up, yeah, I don't think this was an error on Neo's part... poor Pablo...
Ya know, Pablo, if you want to end the fight, you could just ask Burk.
The smart play might've been for Burk to pretend to get hit and stagger, "accidentally" knocking Goldman out of the ring before "accidentally" falling out of the ring himself a moment later, perhaps pretending to be knocked-out from the power of Goldman's attack, too. That'd give Burk the technical victory without drawing too much more attention.
More realistically.. Pablo just asking Burk to stop dragging out his display of dominance in front of an ever-growing audience would probably be the way for 'em to go.
This looks like time to unveil the Diplomatic Weapon: Pomp Wig, so that Burk can meet his obligations by telling Pablo his secrets.