Time To Drop The Cage Ban, Victoria.

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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