Fighter passes out on stool between rounds, allowed to continue

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Categorize this under 'how in the f*ck was this allowed to happen'. Tonight at  regional show in Wyoming, which broadcast on AXS TV, Junior Maranhao collapsed off his stool after the fourth round, but was allowed to continue the fight:

In what may well be one of the most shocking, sickening and incompetent moments in MMA history, Junior Maranhao collapsed off his stool between rounds four and five of the bout for the vacant flyweight title against Matt Manzanares. For some reason, Maranhao's corner revived the fighter, who was face down on the canvas, and sent him back out for the final round.

It was horrific for his corner to send him back out and disgusting that the referee and doctor allowed it to happen.

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