Travis Browned wrecked Gabe Gonzaga Saturday evening in their heavyweight bout with elbow shots that appeared to hit both legally and illegally. The third elbow was possibly questionable, but was Gonzaga already out?
It’s going to be a tough battle for Gonzaga, one he will unlikely lose. The damage had appeared to be done, however, after that final blow, it could be up in the air as to the outcome of the protest.
Furthermore, Gonzaga et al. believe that the 12-6 elbow rule was also violated, another one that’s going to be tough to prove.
It is very unlikely that anything will occur with this appeal. It is very rare for them to reverse a decision based upon post-fight appeals, save for some sort of performance enhancing drug claim that proves to be true. Even Georges St. Pierre, who was lathered up like a super model, for his bout with BJ Penn, got off after the, “GreaseGate” incident rocked the Canadian.
“Me and Joe Silva looked at a replay of it on the Internet,” said White. “he was out with the ones to the side (of the head), and then he hit him with a couple more to the back of the head after he was already out. That’s the way that I saw it.”
“You know me, if I didn’t think the referees did a good job I would tell you. They did a good job tonight, considering the bad situations tonight when people were in bad situations, they did a good job tonight of stopping the fights.”
Gonzaga’s management spoke out on the incident, stating
“I need to review it to count how many illegal elbows but Its a fact that it was illegal. I contacted Keith Kizer head of Nevada Athletic Comission and he told me to file a complaint and he would review it.
I true believe it was illegal. I never complaint about a losses who knows me know that I handle it good but illegal we can not accept.”
“We appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission because we think were the illegal elbows neck. Whenever we had accepted any defeat, but this was illegal.”
“This video is clear about the elbow.
“I very hope the commission look it carefully and make a correct decision about it. We respect Travis and his camp but it was a sad night. We hope this result can be fixed and get a new fight between them.”