Salmon Loses In Ohio, Wins In Helinski
According to numerous reports, Milwaukee native Sean Salmon has been issued a $2,500 fine and a one-year administrative suspension for purposely losing a fight to in June.
The action in question occurred at North American Allied Fight Series: Fight Night in the Flats 5; Salmon officially lost to Allan Wieckert at 2:05 in the second round on June 6.
After the fight, Salmon wrote a blog for mmajunkie.com that read, “…I put my arm back in to give him the win…”. Salmon ultimately went on to explain that he meant that he did not try as hard as he should have.
However, the Ohio State Athletic Commission was not impressed with the explanation. OSAC executive director Bernie Profato ordered Salmon to appear in front of the commission on October 14.
Due to the statements from his blog, the year-long suspension and $2,500 fine were levied against the former UFC veteran. Salmon accepted the punishment and planned to move on with his fighting career.
Three days after the hearing, Salmon fought in Helinski, Finland, at Fight Festival 26. In the event, which Kenosha native Brian Geraghty also competed in, Salmon grabbed a unanimous decision victory over Yuki Sasaki.
According to mmajunkie.com, Profato was not happy with Salmon’s inability to aware them of his upcoming fight.
It should be interesting to follow how Salmon’s saga with the Ohio State Athletic Commission will unfold.
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