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TUF 10 Finale: Jon Jones Seeks No Contest Ruling
Jon Jones management intends to ask the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to over turn his DQ loss at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.
“Let’s be clear, Jon is not ‘unhappy’ he feels as all things happen for a reason. We are protesting the L because we felt that Jon’s opponent could not effectively communicate why he could not continue. The rules state that an intentional foul and that the fighter cannot continue based on injury sustained from the foul. Hamill could not continue due to a broken shoulder. Jon should have been deducted a point for the accidental illegal blow. Matt should have been treated like we treat the Brazilians and given 5 minutes to regroup and offered a translator so the ref could make the right call and understand Matt could not continue due to his shoulder injury not the blow. This should be a NC for both fighters but not a loss. Hamill continued with an injured Shoulder and only complained once the action was stopped (warrior) but the fight was stopped based on the shoulder injury in our opinion.” [UG]
The Disqualification ruling marked Jones with his first ever mixed martial arts loss. He might actually have a chance, Hamill admitted that he was unable to fight after breaking is shoulder when Jones took him to the mat.