Today MMAFighting reports that Diego Sanchez is submitting a proper attraction with the New Mexico Athletic Fee looking for to overturn the lead to his current loss to Austin Trout in BKFC over allegations of greasing.
As with all fight sports activities appeals the legal guidelines of the jurisdiction in query should be scrutinized and right here New Mexico has some distinctive guidelines in relation to greasing and appeals.
In brief Sanchez’s attraction is predicated on allegation that his opponent utilized Vaseline to his s face after which rubbing down his shoulders and neck.
Many jurisdictions restrict Vaseline utility to the face solely. New Mexico, alternatively, has a obscure rule which permits ‘discretion‘ and doesn’t strictly restrict using Vaseline to the face.
NMAC 22.214.171.124 notes vaseline can be utilized on the arms studying as follows “Solely discretional use of petroleum jelly [e.g. vaseline], and nothing else, will probably be allowed on the face, arms, or another a part of the contestant’s physique. The extreme use of petroleum jelly is strictly prohibited and the referee shall direct that any extreme petroleum jelly be eliminated.“
Usually a fighter has no hope on attraction given how restricted most Athletic Fee guidelines are on when an attraction can succeed. Right here, nevertheless, Sanchez has a bit extra grace with NMAC 126.96.36.199 particularly permitting an opponents win to be overturned to a ‘no choice’ with the related a part of the rule studying as follows:
Any contestant decided to have been utilizing…a….international substance, and who has been adjudged the winner of a match, shall forfeit the win, and shall not be allowed to have interaction in any future match on this state.
(1) A “no choice” end result shall be entered into the official file of the match.
(2) The purse shall be redistributed as if the contestant discovered to be in violation of this subsection had misplaced the match.
The above greasing rule doesn’t expressly restrict the appliance of vaseline pre battle. Nonetheless, NMAC 188.8.131.52 means that extra vaseline in between rounds (versus initially of the bout) wouldn’t be allowed. The rule reads as follows:
A. Through the contest, solely water is for use within the corners.
B. No substance, aside from plain ingesting water, shall be given to or ingested by a contestant throughout the course of a match.
In brief, New Mexico permits an attraction based mostly on unlawful greasing. However the State additionally permits vaseline to be utilized with discretion on the “arms or another a part of the contestant’s physique“. The principles counsel that no additional Vaseline may very well be utilized in between rounds.