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That was probably the last we’ll see of Pedro Nobre

Allowing Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat the toothpaste out of Thiago Tavares wasn’t Dan Miragliotta’s only shining moment during UFC on FX 7. He also botched up the Yuri Alcantara vs Pedro Nobre prelim fight by ruling it a No Contest over some pretty borderline shots to the back of Nobre’s head.

Pedro was all too happy to milk the call for all it was worth. He lay writhing on the canvas for over a minute before the fight got called and doctors led him back to the locker room. Sure, it may not be very objective to just assume the dude was faking it, but … he was faking it. This was some soccer level shit and everyone knew it – the crowd in the building, the viewers at home, and worst of all for Nobre, Dana White:
When asked at the GSP vs Diaz press conference what he thought of Nobre’s performance, he reiterated “I think he’s a fantastic actor. Did you hear he’s walking around Brazil with a neck brace on right now?” As to if we should expect to see Nobre in the UFC again, Dana replied “I doubt it.”

  • CAP

    I didn’t see this fight but that gif does show slow sloppy shots to the back of the head. And it’s not like he turned right before that to help facilitate it. Fighters do need to take responsibility for the placement of their strikes. If all you can see is the back of your opponents head then do not throw strikes and find another opening simple as that. Dems the rules. Yes big tan dan sucks but fighters need to be be held accountable for illegal blows.

  • CAP

    Was that pic of Pedro taken in the men’s room?

  • agentsmith

    Everything was behind the ear, but not to the mohawk area. So it depends how you define the “back of the head”, since the rules have yet to clarify that either.

  • kvelertak

    That’s some A level goldbrickin

  • frickshun

    That pic is FUCKING GOLD!!

  • Voice of Reason

    Can see how that’s back of the head, but to force an NC after like 2 not clear shots is retarded. Typical Dan.

  • drunkenjunk

    its crazy that hasn’t been defined yet. there really should be a standard.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I thought they clarified this at the ABC conference years ago with the mohawk/receding hairline bit?

    Yep … 2008. Page 10. http://thegarv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/NewOrleansABCProfessionalAmateurMMARulesReport.pdf

  • drunkenjunk

    damn my bad. either way it seems like most refs don’t know it.

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