The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has denied Gabriel Gonzaga’s appeal regarding his loss at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Gonzaga’s camp was protesting the Brazilian’s stoppage loss to Travis Browne earlier this month.
MMAJunkie reports the protest was denied by the Attorney General’s office since “Nevada law does not provide a procedure to challenge or overturn a decision based on the allegations in your letter.”
Gonzaga was protesting the stoppage of the basis that Browne’s volley of elbow strikes (which can be seen below) violated the rules of MMA since some of the strikes hit him in the back of the head. Protests are rarely successful in MMA when it involves the judgement of the in-cage official. Gonzaga’s camp accepted the decision of the commission and stated they would like a rematch with the heavyweight.
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