According to reports, UFC Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga filed an appeal to the result of his bout with Travis Browne at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, and the appeal has been denied by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. From Gonzaga’s perspective, he was struck in the back of the head with elbows from Browne which lead to the end of the fight. The NSAC clearly had a different view than Gonzaga, and the fight will remain a TKO win for Browne.
Gonzaga’s manager told MMAJunkie:
“While we disagree and are disappointed with the commission’s decision, we respect it. Gonzaga would rather settle things in the cage with Travis if the UFC gives him the opportunity.”
Browne’s manager on the ruling:
“We completely support Gabriel or any athlete exercising their right to go through the proper channels and to find out how the system views a decision that they feel strongly about. We felt that Travis did absolutely nothing illegal. Travis went into the cage and did what he had to do. But it’s a relief for Travis to be vindicated.”
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