McSweeney wants TUF 11 Finale loss overturned

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lex McMahon, McSweeney’s manager, today told that he intends to file an appeal this week with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, contending that his fighter was hit with several illegal elbows during a loss to Travis Browne this past Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 11 finale

Referee Kim Winslow halted the bout at the 4:32 mark of the first round after Browne established the mount position and rained down punches. McMahon, who watched the fight live, said the illegal elbows came midway through the round when Browne put his client on the canvas with a hard kick and delivered punishment from top position while the fighters were against the cage.

McMahon wants the fight overturned to a “no contest,” though he acknowledges it’s unlikely the NSAC will do so.

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer told that he has yet to receive McMahon’s complaint. When he does, he will forward it to the Nevada Attorney General’s office, where it will be decided if the fight’s decision deserves an appeal hearing.

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