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Sport Ben Sosoli's first UFC fight deemed 'no contest' after opponent Greg Hardy uses asthma puffer mid-fight

11:00  19 october  2019
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After witnessing Hardy using his inhaler, Marc Ratner, the UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, confirmed it should not have been allowed. Ultimately while the use of the inhaler dominated the commentary during the final five minutes, Hardy was able to resist a late surge from Sosoli to close

While, ‘DC’ and fellow fighters were not impressed, Hardy ’ s manager Malki Kawa took to social media where he stated his fighter had been given permission Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports recently reported that tonight’ s Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli fight has been ruled a no - contest . Check out his statement

The UFC debut of Ben Sosoli against disgraced ex-NFL player Greg Hardy has been deemed a "no contest" after Hardy used an asthma puffer during the fight.

Ben Sosoli© Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Ben Sosoli The Sydney-born Sosoli, whose fight nickname is the Combat Wombat, initially lost the heavyweight bout by unanimous decision, but the result was changed because of Hardy's use of an inhaler between the second and third rounds.

The former defensive end for the NFL's Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys was seen on the telecast asking officials if he could use his inhaler before doing so.

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Greg Hardy ’ s win at UFC on ESPN 6 has been overturned to a no contest after he used an inhaler between the second and third rounds during his fight against Ben Sosoli , the promotion announced on Friday night. Unless pre-approved by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission, the use of an

UFC heavyweight and ex-NFL player Greg Hardy had to suck up yet more scandal as his decision victory against Ben Sosoli was overturned after he used an inhaler between rounds at UFC Boston. Hardy reiterated his belief that he had not been in the wrong on Friday night, after a fight in which he

"I'm still a new guy in this sport … I asked permission, I got permission and I did what I was told," Hardy told media after the fight.

UFC president Dana White told ESPN Hardy was adamant "somebody from the commission" told him he could use the inhaler because he had cleared it with the US Anti-Doping Agency.

But White said that only allowed Hardy to use it outside competition, not during a fight.

"[Hardy] didn't know … but you can't use it in the corner," White said.

"You can use it in your everyday life, during training or whatever it might be, [but] you cannot use it in the corner. You can drink water in the corner — that's it."

White said Hardy was "flipping out" after the result.

"[He was] very upset, wondering what was going to happen to him," he said.

"He gets disqualified in a fight that he was winning easily. He didn't need the inhaler, he shouldn't have used the inhaler. Huge mistake on his part."

Hardy left the NFL in disgrace after multiple run-ins with the law, including domestic violence charges and an arrest for cocaine possession, and made the switch to mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2016.

Hardy entered the fight with a 5-1 MMA record, while Sosoli has a 7-2 professional win-loss record but is yet to register anything in the win or loss columns in the UFC after his controversial debut.

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