Disgraceful display of poor sportsmanship last night during a regional event…
Mixed martial arts is a blend of many factors, but aggression tends to be a motivator for many fighters. Although traditional martial arts don’t encourage aggression of any kind, MMA is a different beast.
Often we’ll see displays of raw emotion in the cage. Part of what makes MMA so appealing is that unfiltered look at one-on-one combat. Sometimes, though, these charged emotional battles can go way overboard.
Throughout MMA history we’ve seen some classic examples of this loss of control. When Fedor Emelianenko beat Mark Coleman the first time in Pride FC, Coleman went full berserk mode backstage.
Josh Koscheck beat Paul Daley in the UFC, before Daley wound up sucker punching Kos after the final bell. ‘Semtex’ was banned from the UFC for life. Unfortunately, even the referees aren’t safe at times, which brings us nicely to the subject of today’s article.
Wilhelm Ott Attacks Referee
MMA fighter Wilhelm Ott fought against Nihad Nasufovic in last night’s ‘Aggrelin 19’ main event. The promotion’s 185-pound title was on the line, and emotions were suitably charged for the fight.
Ott got in trouble on the mat against the heavy favourite Nasufovic, and here’s where things went south. Ott appeared to tap quickly, but the referee didn’t seem to notice. Tapping again Ott was put out of his misery before jumping up to assault the ref.
Watch on the Facebook video player below, courtesy of Aggrelin’s Facebook page:
Not a good look for the promotion or for Ott.
On to other news, Gilbert Melendez’s leg looks like a swollen hot dog. Facing Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215 last weekend, ‘El Nino’ was looking to make a splash in the featherweight division.
Having been sat inactive for some time due to a failed drug test, Melendez got a rude welcome back to the octagon. Losing by decision, Melendez has the following gruesome injury to nurse:
Hey All. Everyone is asking about Gilbert's leg. Here is a pic today. He is doing A ok. Thank you to all for the support. We feel the love pic.twitter.com/VQpNj7JlTO
— KeriMelendez (@KeriMelendez415) September 11, 2017
NASTY! Also featured on the card was a severely lacklustre main event between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. That bout replaced DJ vs. Borg after the latter pulled out, a fight Mighty Mouse has reportedly not been paid for. Check out the full UFC 215 results below:
UFC 215 QUICK RESULTS:
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko — Nunes def. Shevchenko via SD (48-47 x2, 47-48)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny — dos Anjos def. Magny via Submission (Arm triangle) 3:43 Rd 1
Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis — Cejudo def. Reis via KO (punches) 0:25 Rd 2
Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro — Latifi def. Pedro via UD (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Jeremy Stephens — Stephens def. Melendez via UD (30-26 x2, 30-25)
Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira — Vieira def. McMann via Submission (Arm triangle) 4:16 Rd 2
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras — Moras def. Smith via Submission (Armbar) 2:51 Rd 1
Rick Glenn vs. Gavin Tucker — Glenn def. Tucker via UD (30-24, 30-25, 29-27)
Alex White vs. Mitch Clarke — White def. Clarke via TKO (strikes) 4:33 Rd 2
Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique — Bhullar def. Henrique via UD (29-28 x3)
Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins — Johnson def. Martins via KO (punch) 0:49 Rd 3