Tonight’s heavyweight bout between former NFL player Greg Hardy and promotional newcomer Ben Sosoli has officially been ruled a no-contest.
The controversial contest was initially ruled a unanimous decision victory (29-28 x3) for ‘The Prince of War’, however that ruling has quickly been changed by the commission.
Between rounds two and three Greg Hardy used an inhaler and apparently suggested that it was “USADA approved”.
While, ‘DC’ and fellow fighters were not impressed, Hardy’s manager Malki Kawa took to social media where he stated his fighter had been given permission to use the device.
— malki kawa (@malkikawa) October 19, 2019
“Leave Greg Hardy alone. He got permission to use it. We know the rules. Thank you very much!”
However, that apparently is not the case.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports recently reported that tonight’s Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli fight has been ruled a no-contest.
Check out his statement below:
Per @MarcRatnerUFC the commission never approved the use of the inhaler. An inspector said it was OK and he didn’t have the authority to do so. Fight officially a no-contest
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) October 19, 2019
“Per @MarcRatnerUFC the commission never approved the use of the inhaler. An inspector said it was OK and he didn’t have the authority to do so. Fight officially a no-contest.”
ESPN also released the following footage of Greg Hardy using the inhaler, this while confirming Iole’s report that the fight has officially been ruled a no-contest.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 19, 2019
Greg Hardy has yet to issue a statement on the ruling, but one can expect that will be coming shortly.
‘The Prince of War’ had entered UFC Boston on a two-fight winning streak, scoring first round stoppage victories over opponents
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com October 18, 2019