Jackson's MMA critical over long round at WSoF 2

 

Saturday at WSoF 2, during Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson, the first round appeared to last 8-9 seconds longer than the mandated five minutes. Mixed martial arts is a game that is won from a strike or submission being a fraction of an inch into the right place, and as well seconds matter. In this case, Arlovksi received a damaging blow after the five minute mark, and ended up losing a three round decision.

Arlovski's team, Jackson's MMA, posted a complaint, via Facebook.

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The NJ athletic commission was worried about the World Series of Fighting getting a new canvas and new corner pads for the cage they almost canceled the fight Saturday night. Unfortunately they forgot to get a time keeper that was trained properly. 1st round 5min 8 sec in the Andrei fight. A devastating blow was landed after the 5min mark. It's amazing how so much time is spent with over regulating but the simple things can cost dearly.

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ManWithTheIronFists site profile image  

3/29/13 9:47 PM by ManWithTheIronFists

^ This is a fight, not an NBA game, there are no timeouts unless there's an lowblow or eye poke and that's that. It's 5 minute rounds. To go 8 seconds over is dangerous to fighters' well being.

Jaybrone site profile image  

3/29/13 8:33 PM by Jaybrone

Their are clock issues in NBA games all the time. But irrelevant to the point that was being made.

ManWithTheIronFists site profile image  

3/29/13 8:32 PM by ManWithTheIronFists

Yup it should be ruled a no contest.

Jaybrone site profile image  

3/29/13 8:25 PM by Jaybrone

Of course Jackson's wouldn't be complaining if it went the other way but you can bet that Rumble's camp would be and rightfully so. 

Jaybrone site profile image  

3/29/13 8:01 PM by Jaybrone

This is a valid complaint compared to some that you see in MMA. Sadly most complains regardless of how valid don't ammount to anything.

Condit's Face Broke My Hand site profile image  

3/29/13 5:59 PM by Condit's Face Broke My Hand

This could just as easily happened in the UFC. Athletic commission takes care of this, not the promotion.

JerodR site profile image  

3/29/13 5:53 PM by JerodR

That has to be like a damn nightmare. Trying to hold on for the bell, only to get shots like that after it should have gone off. 100% Unfair to AA, and completely unprofessional for WSOF. This should be ruled a No Contest.

Herpaderp site profile image  

3/29/13 5:43 PM by Herpaderp

even worse was round 3 did not televise the first 7 seconds of the round it started up at 4:53 after commercials completely unacceptable, i guess you get what you pay fori also think the announcers were incorrect to assume andre was saved by the bell, he seemed to recover well and in a league without headkicks many fighters have survived from similar positions

fedor_saku_wand site profile image  

3/29/13 5:42 PM by fedor_saku_wand

I made this thread and tweeted it to them late saturday night, fucking horrible job done by the timekeeperhttp://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&thread=2151564&forum=1&page=1&pc=13

Card site profile image  

3/29/13 5:41 PM by Card

With the clock