Crazy scenes as Junior Maranhao collapses on stool, fight continues (GIF)


Crazy scenes in the main event of  RFA 14 Friday night, as challenger Junior Maranhao collapsed on his stool after the fourth round, and the doctor let the fight go! This is sickening to see, as Maranhao is clearly out cold and should not be forced to compete for another five minutes. The doctor came in, checked Maranhao very briefly, and gave the go ahead for the fight to continue into the fifth round.

Maranhao ultimately lost a close split decision against Matt Manzanares for the flyweight title, which handed the Brazilian his first loss in seven. 9-3 Maranhao was a late replacement, and the fight with Manzanares was a big step-up in competition for him. It also marked the first time the Brazilian went the full five round distance.

Many have called for both the doctor and referee to be punished after these events, and several media members and fans took to Twitter to voice their disapproval.

 

 

 

RFA responded with the following Tweet:

What are your thoughts on this? Are the cornermen, the doctor or the referee at fault, or are all three at blame?

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