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Thread: Source: Joe Warren Was Knocked Out in Sparring, Which Led to Canceled Fight

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    Default Source: Joe Warren Was Knocked Out in Sparring, Which Led to Canceled Fight

    Source: Joe Warren Was Knocked Out in Sparring, Which Led to Canceled Fight



    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The mystery of Joe Warren being pulled from his bantamweight semifinals tournament bout against Nick Kirk played into fight night at Bellator 98.

    Warren was to make his 135-pound debut after his stint coaching on Spike TV's "Fight Master" reality series. Just days before the bout was to happen, the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations deemed Warren unfit to compete after "reviewing the medical documentation submitted."

    MMA Fighting was told from a source close to the commission on Saturday night that Warren was "knocked out while sparring," and that is "100 percent the reason he was pulled from the card." This prompted the Tribe's commissioner Mike Mazzulli to pull the plug on the bout upon seeing the medical report. The source said that he only learned of the situation on Wednesday, meaning the incident happened fairly close to the fight.

    Bellator's CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney wouldn't go so far as to say the reason out of respect for Warren, but did say the former featherweight champion could be cleared in a couple of weeks.

    "What [Mazzulli] did was, out of respect for Joe and for how long Joe had been prepping in Albuquerque with Greg [Jackson], Mike allowed Joe not just to get bounced out because of the medical results from the initial doctor," Rebney told MMA Fighting. "He allowed Joe to get back and go to a specialist and then see if those tests would clear him at the higher, more involved level of testing. And they almost did.

    "What I can tell you is, the specialist who tested him in Denver said, look, if it were my son I wouldn't approve it. But there are circumstances that would cause me to approve it if you can wait three or four weeks and we can do the tests again That'll answer any questions, and we'll be 100 percent. And [Mazzulli] said, if we're not 100 percent we're not allowed to go.

    "My assumption, and Mike's assumption, is that within two to three weeks Mike will be able to take him off of suspension, so long as everything comes back clean."

    Warren has been the victim of a couple of vicious knockouts in the recent past, including the UFC 60 loss to Pat Curran when he squandered the belt. He has since rebounded for a win over Owen Evinger at Bellator 80.

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    Has there ever been a fighter that absorbed this much damage in such a short career.. Time to hang em up...

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    He has been going down hill ever since UFC 60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    He has been going down hill ever since UFC 60.
    What is this? I don't even..

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    I was making fun of the article which says that Warren lost to Curran at UFC 60. My attempt at humor apparently failed miserably.
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    LOL ^^ Gotcha, rep'd for catching that.

    Warren is a fun guy to watch when he's against tough opponents, but damn he does take some damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    I was making fun of the article which says that Warren lost to Curran at UFC 60. My attempt at humor apparently failed miserably.
    I don't read MMA articles. I read the headlines! I save my reading for nerdy political articles!

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    I have had genuine concern for Warren since he took all that unnecessary concussive damage in the Curran massacre and at the time, I remember hearing about how much that idiot ref placed Warren's entire fighting career and life in danger. It makes my stomach turn to know he's taken another concussion, this is sad and will continue to be an issue going forward, since that is the nature of the beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    I have had genuine concern for Warren since he took all that unnecessary concussive damage in the Curran massacre and at the time, I remember hearing about how much that idiot ref placed Warren's entire fighting career and life in danger. It makes my stomach turn to know he's taken another concussion, this is sad and will continue to be an issue going forward, since that is the nature of the beast.
    I was watching the Warren and Curran fight the other day again and honestly it is one of the most horrifying late stoppages in the modern era of MMA. It resulted in such unnecessary punishment and Warren's long-term health is at serious risk. I would much rather have 100 early stoppages than see something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    I was watching the Warren and Curran fight the other day again and honestly it is one of the most horrifying late stoppages in the modern era of MMA. It resulted in such unnecessary punishment and Warren's long-term health is at serious risk. I would much rather have 100 early stoppages than see something like that.
    What makes the Warren/Curran fight even more horrifying to me, is the fact that immediately after the fight, when Warren was taken backstage, he was vomiting from the damage and continued to vomit and suffer from the after effects at the hospital(where he was eventually cleared, but the long term effects of that fight are vast) and in the following days. Arguably one of the lowest points in modern MMA from a fan's perspective IMO.

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