Nunes coach wants Florian elbows evaluated

by Marcelo Barone
June 24, 2011

Andre Pederneiras,head-coach of Nova Uniao, and coach to Diego Nunes said his student’s loss to Kenny Florian in UFC 131, to the blood loss during the fight.

“Diego started OK, he won the first round and got a knockdown" said Pederneiras.:"After that, I guess the cuts on head and the great blood loss were undermining his resistance, because he was doing great on the training and he was ready to fight three rounds."

“Those elbows, the way I see it, for where they hit him, should be reanalyzed... I’m not taking Kenny Florian’s credits for the win, not at all, but I took some pictures of Diego’s head, and I want to send it to UFC, asking them if those spots are legal. I don’t want them to change the result of the fight, because Florian was better and earned it, but I want to know if it’s legal so that I can tell my students to do it. Sometimes the rules change and we lose a fight for a silly detail."

The head-coach of Nova Uniao affirmed he has no news about a possible bout between Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian for the featherweight title. “We don’t know anything about the date of the bout and not even if it’ll actually happen. For now, it’s just speculation."

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