MMA Fighter Drew Chatman was immediately disqualified after winning his first ever fight due to the disrespectful way he chose to celebrate the victory, a report says.
The preliminary fight ahead of the LFA 36 main card bout at the Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon, California, was quite an affair. As it happens, Drew Chatman did not really even earn his win because his opponent, Irvins Ayala, essentially knocked himself out after trying to deliver a blow to Chatman only to smash his own chin on Chatman’s knee, News.com reported.
But, once Ayala was down for the count and Chatman given the win, the young fighter decided to celebrate his victory by stepping on Ayala’s back and using his prone opponent’s body as a springboard to do a front flip. The disrespectful display immediately earned Chatman a disqualification for the win.
— David Clark Ⓥ (@wearesuperman) March 24, 2018
Irvins Ayala KO'd himself throwing a hammerfist on the ground, when his chin slammed into Chatman's knee, who was on his back in guard.
Chatman is then DQ'd at 2:39 of Round 1 for jumping on the back of an unconscious Ayala.
— LFA (@LFAfighting) March 24, 2018
The whole display adds up to one of the most bizarre fights in some time as the initial winner didn’t really earn his victory, then lost his win due to an appalling act of disrespect, thereby giving the final decision to a guy who knocked himself out.
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