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9/14/10 1:52 PM
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When things just can’t seem to get any worse, somehow life always seems to find a way to knock you just a little further down before you finally get back up. At least, that’s often times how it seems, and it must feel that way right now for Keith Jardine.

Not only did he suffer his fifth straight loss at Saturday night’s Shark Fights 13, Jardine was also indefinitely suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for “sportsmanship.”

“What happened, when Keith got through the crowd area, he was stopped and somebody was pulling on his shirt, out of reaction Keith pushed the guy to get him off and it happened to be (a Texas official),” explained John Madrid, Jardine’s manager.

Sounds simple enough, but the problem really started just prior to that when there was no escort from the backstage area out to the cage.

“There were no commission people or any security or anything to escort Keith out to the cage, and the TV guys are saying we gotta go. The crowd was really tight knit walking out, people reaching over the barriers grabbing at him and wanting to touch him,” Madrid recounted.

“He's standing there ... he's being grabbed, he turns around in instinct and pushes the guy back, thinking its an over aggressive fan, but it happens to be (a Texas official).

“He's very apologetic to that. (But) the only part that the commission saw was Keith pushing the commission guy.”

Madrid says he tried to explain the context of the situation to commission officials, but “they would have none of it.” They suspended Jardine on fight night, telling Madrid that it was indefinite until a hearing could be held.

Madrid then attempted to gain contact information so that he could stay on top of the situation as it developed, but says he was told by officials that “they would be in contact.”

Greg Alvarez, Assistant Combative Sports Program Manager for Texas, basically concurred with Madrid’s recap of the situation, telling MMAWeekly.com that Jardine was suspended because “he pushed one of my referees.”

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9/14/10 1:55 PM
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ScottCL
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You gotta be kidding me... Im guessing this is just a case where this is the only power the guy in charge has ever had or will ever have. Failed control freak.
9/14/10 2:02 PM
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Pro wrestling has dealt with referee shoving for years. 
9/14/10 2:07 PM
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 This is bullshit... an indefinite suspension pending a hearing over something like this?

Booooooooooooo
9/14/10 2:09 PM
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Why the fuck is an offical grabbing him?

Sounds like jardine was assulted.
9/14/10 2:11 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQOOqY_BqVg&feature=

7 seconds in
9/14/10 2:12 PM
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Fucker can't catch a break Phone Post
9/14/10 2:15 PM
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^^^ That video definitely looks different than what was described...and would certainly be a little weird for Keith to push someone like that if they were an official.
9/14/10 2:15 PM
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Guy should have offered Jardine the customary upside down bottle before approaching him.
9/14/10 2:15 PM
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 Only queers and steers comes from texas...
9/14/10 2:20 PM
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Looked like a pretty honest mistake and that he tried to make up to the official afterward.  WTF?

Holy out of control departments of licensing and registration batman!
9/14/10 2:22 PM
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I would assume this will be overturned based on logic and common sense.
9/14/10 2:28 PM
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 He pushes the guy but you can see after the guy explains who he is Jardine pats him on the shoulder and apologizes. 

This punishment is bullshit. 
9/14/10 2:43 PM
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Commish guy should of had a zebra shirt on imo.. Keith was in the zone going to the cage to get in a frickin fight...

leave him alone.. or wear something that sez COMMISSION or REFEREE... lol

9/14/10 2:45 PM
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epwar - Guy should have offered Jardine the customary upside down bottle before approaching him.

^ lol

Do not approach the approach the Technoviking without making an offering of upside down H2O or you risk the raping and pillaging.  Dude got off light IMO.
9/14/10 2:49 PM
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epwar - Guy should have offered Jardine the customary upside down bottle before approaching him.

^ lol

Do not approach the approach the Technoviking without making an offering of upside down H2O or you risk the raping and pillaging.  Dude got off light IMO.
Good catch Steve.. I missed the reference completly.. lol
 
9/14/10 3:03 PM
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Was kind of weird the way he looked at the guy for a second before pushing him, but at the same time don't see any sort of obvious 'official' identification on the guy
9/14/10 3:05 PM
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RickStorm - 

 looks like he apologetically pats the ref on the back at :23... 
9/14/10 3:16 PM
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Mma_Dawg - Only queers and steers comes from texas...



^Jesus Christ if you're gonna quote FMJ at least get it right.
whatever I got steer and queer flipped, but you get my idea.
9/14/10 3:18 PM
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hes the "dean of mean" fer chrissakes not miss manners
9/14/10 4:26 PM
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They signed Paul Daley and now they have a problem with this?  LOL!
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9/14/10 4:37 PM
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Sounds like an overreaction to me.  Maybe if they had better lighting Jardine might have been able to tell he was an official from his dress.  Either you can't blame Jardine for that.
9/14/10 5:20 PM
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Isn't it funny that the same commission who just licensed Antonio Margarito to fight in their state, took no accountability for some downright awful officiating at the Strikeforce event last month, and doesn't even administer drug tests for events held in their state, all of a sudden decides to take action for something?

This really does seem like a case of some commission official on a powertrip as suggested by the line "he shoved one of my referees."

I just hope that no other state commission honors this suspension because it's pretty ridiculous to issue an indefinite suspension for what appears to be a simple misunderstanding.

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