Former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a very controversial defeat to Gegard Mousasi this past weekend at UFC 210. The controversy came when the referee officiatinf the fight paused the fight to give Weidman a 5 minute break after receiving what the ref believed to be an illegal knee to the head, replays then showed this was in fact incorrect and the knee was deemed legal. Officials form the New York State Athletic Commission then stepped in to judge whether or not Weidman could continue, it was deemed he couldn’t and the fight was called. Weidmen was handed a loss via TKO.
According to New York State Athletic Commission rules and regulations, if a fighter loses via KO/TKO three times in a row, they are temporarily suspended until the commission reviews their medical records and clears them for fighting. This suspension is no different from a medical suspension, purely in name. Still it’s interesting. Once Weidman gets reviewed by doctors and the commission sees the results, he’ll be cleared to fight in the state again.