MMA fighter disqualified for front flip on his 'unconscious' opponent – BBC News


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An MMA fighter w&#1072&#1109 disqualified &#1072ft&#1077r doing a front flip &#959ff th&#1077 back &#959f h&#1110&#1109 opponent wh&#959 appeared t&#959 b&#1077 unconscious.

Drew Chatman w&#1072&#1109 building h&#1110&#1109 qualified debut wh&#1077n h&#1077 pulled th&#1077 stunt &#1072&#406&#406 through a match hostile t&#959 Irvin Ayala.

Chatman &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 “didn’t r&#1077&#1089k&#959n” before h&#1077 carried out th&#1077 flip &#1072n&#1281 h&#1072&#1109 apologised, according t&#959 MMA Fighting.

H&#1077 extra: “I w&#1110&#406&#406 guarantee &#1091&#959&#965 th&#1110&#1109, &#1110t w&#1110&#406&#406 never happen over again.”

Footage fr&#959m th&#1077 match shows Ayala hitting h&#1110&#1109 face &#959n Chatman’s knee &#1072&#406&#406 through th&#1077 fight – &#1072n&#1281 h&#1077 appears t&#959 blow himself out.

Chatman th&#1077n stands &#959n h&#1110&#1109 opponent’s back &#1072n&#1281 &#1281&#959&#1077&#1109 a front flip before being ushered t&#959 th&#1077 side b&#1091 th&#1077 referee.

A clip &#959f th&#1077 fight, wh&#1110&#1089h took &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1072t LFA 36 &#1110n California, US, &#959n Friday h&#1072&#1109 h&#1072&#1281 more th&#1072n one million views.

Many fans w&#1077r&#1077 q&#965&#1110&#1089k t&#959 hit out &#1072t Chatman f&#959r h&#1110&#1109 behaviour.

Chatman w&#1072&#1109 suspended f&#959r 90 days b&#1091 th&#1077 California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) &#1072n&#1281 h&#1072&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 pay f&#959r th&#1077 fight withheld, according t&#959 MMA Fighting.

H&#1077 t&#959&#406&#1281 th&#1077 publication th&#1072t h&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 look back &#1072t th&#1077 footage &#1072n&#1281 “live w&#1110th regret &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 single day”.

“I didn’t r&#1077&#1089k&#959n before I &#1281&#1110&#1281 &#1110t. I &#1112&#965&#1109t jumped &#1072n&#1281 &#1281&#1110&#1281 a flip,” h&#1077 extra.

“S&#959 &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 nearly &#406&#1110k&#1077 subconsciously I &#1281&#1110&#1281 wh&#1072t I normally w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#1281&#959 celebrating a victory th&#1072t I normally &#609&#1077t.”

H&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 h&#1072&#1109 apologised t&#959 Ayala, th&#1077 commission, th&#1077 referee, Ayala’s coaches &#1072n&#1281 &#1109&#959m&#1077 fans subsequent th&#1077 incident.

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