Time To Drop The Cage Ban, Victoria.

15 Dec

My home state is known as the sporting capital, but it still makes MMA fighters compete in the potentially dicey surrounds of a boxing ring.

Gustavo Falciroli’s ‘no contest’ result against Kai Kara at AFC 7 is just the latest example of why it’s high time the State Government moves to legalise the octagon. Seriously, it’s a no brainer – and hello, we’d see more UFC fights down under.

As the UFC’s Tom Wright indicates, think of the money, Victoria! 

“Today I SHOULD have won my fight by KO. 

Unfortunately, the fight was bizarrely called a no contest due to a plastic water bottle and the ridiculous cage ban in Victoria.

In the second round, I landed a combination, finishing with a knee that sent my opponent through the ropes (for the second time in the fight) and the referee stopped it. I came back to the corner and celebrated, saying that the knee landed perfectly and it was clear to everyone that I won.

Post fight, however, the commission advised that my opponent hit his head on a plastic water bottle (initially it was claimed to be a table) when he fell through the ropes and that he was not able to continue due to the clash with the bottle. 

Obviously this is absurd so we will be lodging a formal complaint in an attempt to overturn the no contest.

We require video from the fight to lodge a complaint so if anyone has any, please contact daniel.herbertson@absolutemma.net.au urgently. The water bottle allegedly responsible for the knockout blow has been apprehended and is being questioned.”

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