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Updated: Hermes Franca Falls Victim to Unregulated International MMA, Result Appears to Have Been Overturned

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UFC veteran and former lightweight title challenger Hermes Franca battled former Olympic judo player Ferrid Kheder at Xtreme Vale Todo 5 this past Sunday. The event was held in Costa Rica meaning it was free from the oversight of American commissions. The fights were also streamed on Sherdog.com and via their website we have the streaming video of the fight:

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Post #1   12/21/10 8:42:17PM   

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WOW. Such a shame. I'm not about to go off and accuse anyone of anything but if there is truth to this, then its a dark spot for mma and i hope it doesnt happen again. Judges making bad calls is one thing but this is on a whole new level.

Post #2   12/21/10 9:09:38PM   

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Makes me sick to my stomach.

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Post #3   12/21/10 9:31:56PM   

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I want to say this is the worst decision I have ever seen but it wasn't even a decision. The judges all gave it to the right guy the promotion just decided to ignore everything and everyone and reward the belt to the co-owner/fighter. I wonder what they would have done if Franca had won by TKO or Sub. I sure hope that most commissions ban this promotion from holding events in the commissions area.

The funny thing is I think by trying to keep their co-owner/fighter happy they have killed their own company. No top level or popular MMA fighter will fight for them after this.

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Post #4   12/21/10 11:40:45PM   

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I thought he had retired.....horrible event, I hope the company goes under.

Post #5   12/22/10 1:16:58AM   

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I want to be try to be friends with "Lu" on facebook to harass that dirty old bag of dust.....but I'm pretty sure thats illegal.

BTW she does have facebook (shes the one with the high dollar Glamour Shots pic). Google it.

Post #6   12/22/10 4:14:11AM   

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First that disaster in dominican and now this. Ive never been that big on a fighters union but crap like this is going to destroy the sport of mma.

Post #7   12/22/10 11:55:18AM