The UFC Fight Night 190 show we watched last weekend offered a heavyweight showdown in the main and in the co-title fight of the show. While Ciryl Gane defeated Alexander Volkov cleanly and without "pulling the tails", the situation is somewhat different when it comes to the co-main event.
Namely, Tanner Boser finished Ovince St. by knockout in the second round, but OSP does not agree with the outcome, that is, he is dissatisfied with what led to the knockout. Tanner Boser was better during the first round, but St.
Preux manages to take the fight to the ground floor in the second round, however, during one exchange on the ground floor, Boser seems to have used grabbing the wire of the cage to get to a better position.
OSP about the fight
Daniel Cormier and the corner of Ovince St.
Preux immediately noticed him allegedly grabbing the fence, but referee Jason Herzog felt that Boser had not broken the rules to such an extent that he as a referee would have reacted in the prescribed manner. Soon after, Tanner stood up, hit OSP with his knee in a clinch, and knocked him out with a series of punches that followed.
Subsequent footage that emerged shows Boser still did not cling to the fence, but the OSP and his team decided to appeal to the Nevada Athletic Commission. '' I felt the referee put his hand on my back, and that's done when he intends to stop an action or a complete fight.
I paused for a moment and that’s where things turned around. We will file an appeal and ask for the outcome of the fight to be annulled, '' OSP told MMA Fighting. In a statement to the media immediately after the fight, Tanner Boser referred to the controversial moment: '' I heard his team shout that I was grabbing the wire, but I don't remember doing it.
However, it is in their best interest to do what is best for their fighter and therefore if they believe I did it, they have every right to be upset. It is their job to side with their fighter, '' Boser said in a rather relaxed tone.
He is relaxed because he is aware that there will almost certainly be nothing from the appeal, that is, the athletic commission will not accept it. Apart from the positive doping test, the reasons why the commission may cancel the fight are a scoring error or a misapplication of the rules by the referee.
Tanner Boser was better during the first round, but St. Preux manages to take the fight to the ground floor in the second round.