While fraudulent records where once the bedrock of unverifiable boasts among many martial artists, the modern era of mixed martial arts coupled with the internet and video evidence have largely done away with such nonsense.
Unfortunately, the practice apparently is not completely dead as a recent story illustrates.
Today it was announced that the Canadian MMA promotion TKO MMA uncovered “fraudulent declarations” by one of their fighters and this led the promotion to terminate the fighters contract.
The claims include the fighter inventing a promotion, creating fake fight posters and boasting about winning fights that never occurred. The boasts appear to have fooled MMA website Sherdog who posted the padded record and today published this correction. If true, yes, this is fraud, and yes such misrepresentations would in all likelihood justify a promotion in rescinding a contract.
TKO MMA published the following statement:
The TKO organization has…
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