Was Lindland DQ at no gi worlds legit?

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The last controversial wrestling arts disqualification Matt Lindland was involved with ended up in the US Supreme Court.

During the 2000 Sydney Olympic Greco trials in Dallas,Texas, Lindland faced Keith Sieracki in a 167 1/2-pound division qualifying match.

During the match, perhaps inspired by Tyson vs Holyfield in 1997 - the reasons that have never been fully explained - Lindland bit his opponent, drawing blood. Lindland then lost the match 2-1, but complained he had been tripped.

A rematch was ordered, which Lindland won. The US Olympic Committee however refused to change the roster.

Lindland sued, and the case made it to the Supreme Court, where Justice John Paul Stevens left intact lower court rulings that forced Lindland's reinstatement.

Lindland went on to win a silver medal for the USA.

Stakes this time were lower. But first, this is the bite:

 At the 2012 No Go Worlds last weekend, Matt Lindland competed as a purple belt in the Senior 2 (40+) division, and appears to uppercut opponent Otavio Camargo. Camarago immediately receives medical attention to address any blood issues.

Lindland then appears to shake out his right hand.

Finally, the referee DQed Lindland, leaving Camargo the automatically winner of the division, as they were the sole two competitors.

This time an appeal was made not to the Supereme court, but to The Team Quest Facebook with references to a "phantom punch" and the video below. (alleged uppercut at 2:10 mark)

The BudoVideos live PPV broadcast, which may become available, showed a different and clearer angle of the movement that led to the DQ.

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burner22 site profile image  

11/8/12 5:17 AM by burner22

Half the people on this thread would be complaining twice as much if lindland was given a black belt

chew22 site profile image  

11/8/12 1:27 AM by chew22

Hmmm. 15 years and an Olympic medal. I'd say promote him up to brown coach.I mean at purple all the competition he seems to be facing is a guy who drops to his knees, holds his face on the ground, and cries when getting popped in the face.

Tom O'BentOverByFitch site profile image  

11/8/12 1:11 AM by Tom O'BentOverByFitch

Go with what you know, right?

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

11/7/12 9:58 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

Eddie Wineland did a local tournament a few months back as a white belt. He moped the floor with them.   Then he officially recieved his Blue Belt for doing so well. :)

hiptosser site profile image  

11/7/12 9:37 PM by hiptosser

Who really cares what rank or who gave it to him? Linland is clearly a professional level grappler -world level at one style. The IBJJF is concerned enough about Judo BB who happen to be unranked in BJJ that they may not compete at white belt. Just becasue wrestling is non factor in Brazil doesn't mean it should not be taken into account. It's not Lindlands fault that the structure of the tourney is retarded but it is none the less.Can you imagine sombody like Mark Kerr when he was ADCC champ running the No Gi worlds at blue belt.

Leghound site profile image  

11/7/12 6:57 PM by Leghound

orcus owned this thread

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

11/7/12 5:32 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

Wow, you were such a douche about it and ended up being wrong the whole time. This was a fun exchange to read. :)

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

11/7/12 5:29 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

Semantics. Don't be childish.

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

11/7/12 5:24 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

  So fucking true. The master of the Team Quest Phantom Tap Technique!!!

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

11/7/12 5:20 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

HOLY FUCK!   Tom O'BentOver and I agree completely on another topic. This shit is getting out of control...