Today MMAFighting reports that Diego Sanchez is submitting a proper enchantment with the New Mexico Athletic Fee searching for to overturn the end in 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 on the subject of greasing and appeals.
Briefly Sanchez’s enchantment relies on allegation that his opponent utilized Vaseline to his s face after which rubbing down his shoulders and neck.
Many jurisdictions restrict Vaseline software 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 18.104.22.168 notes vaseline can be utilized on the arms studying as follows “Solely discretional use of petroleum jelly [e.g. vaseline], and nothing else, might be allowed on the face, arms, or every other 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.“
Typically a fighter has no hope on enchantment given how restricted most Athletic Fee guidelines are on when an enchantment can succeed. Right here, nevertheless, Sanchez has a bit extra grace with NMAC 22.214.171.124 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….overseas 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 report 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 combat. Nevertheless, NMAC 126.96.36.199 means that further vaseline in between rounds (versus initially of the bout) wouldn’t be allowed. The rule reads as follows:
A. Throughout the contest, solely water is for use within the corners.
B. No substance, apart from plain ingesting water, shall be given to or ingested by a contestant throughout the course of a match.
Briefly, New Mexico permits an enchantment primarily based on unlawful greasing. However the State additionally permits vaseline to be utilized with discretion on the “arms or every other a part of the contestant’s physique“. The foundations recommend that no additional Vaseline might be utilized in between rounds.