Stephan Bonnar intends to appeal his controversial TKO loss to Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 110. Today, Marc Ratner, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, said the organization will assist Bonnar in his protest, however there is only so much they can do.
After two back-and-forth rounds, the light heavyweights collided heads in the final round’s opening ticks, which caused blood to gush out of Bonnar’s forehead. Unfortunately for “The Ultimate Fighter 1? finalist, Australian referee John Sharp ruled the cut had been caused by a legal strike and Soszynski was awarded the win.
“It’s their commission,” Ratner told Sherdog.com. “They have a real commission. I’m going to help Stephan any way I can, but it’s their decision. The referee was asked if it was a head butt, and he said it was a strike or a punch. From his position, he did not see the head butt.”
The New South Wales Combat Sports Authority, which regulated the event inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, will determine whether the fight will be overturned from a loss to a draw or no contest, with the latter being the most likely choice.