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Dana White Praises John McCarthy for Making Case to Not Stop Jones vs. Gustafsson Fight

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The UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson was nearly stopped prior to the fifth round.

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Post #1   9/25/13 11:50:50AM   

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that is exactly what the NFL did in the past about concussions and it came back to bite them in the ass... no one likes a fight being stopped by a doc but imagine if jones had gotten seriously hurt. Professional Athletes will always try to keep playing through the pain, the docs are there to protect athletes from themselves.

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"Dana White Praises John McCarthy for protecting his investment."

Pretty much what I feel out of this.

Post #3   9/25/13 3:32:26PM   

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Regardless, I'm betting Dana (and NSAC) continues to cock-blocks him from reffing in Nevada.

Post #4   9/26/13 9:20:54AM   

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Buddy of mine who refs/judges/corners sent this


Just watched an interview with Stitch and he said that never happened. The dr. looked at the cut and Duran said he had it under control and that was the end of it.

Another note: If McCarthy pleaded not to have the fight stopped why didn't we hear that during the fight? He was mic'd up and we would have clearly heard it.

From McCarthy: When Ontario Athletic Commission (OAC) senior physician, Dr. Jason Su came into the Octagon to check on Jones, McCarthy said the doctor expressed concern about the cut. McCarthy said he told Dr. Su, "I will look at it. If it gets worse, I promise you I will bring him to you."

McCarthy did not need to consult with Su during the fifth and final round of the bout, and Jones went on to earn a unanimous decision victory.

When contacted via email by Bloody Elbow about White's statement, that Dr. Su may have been influenced by alleged begging and pleading from either Jones or McCarthy, Richard Hustwick, OAC Senior Advisor of Operational Policy and Stakeholder Relations replied:

The only factor that an OAC physician considers in deciding whether a fighter can continue fighting is the physical condition of the fighter. The OAC's senior physician, Dr. Jason Su, who is a sports medicine specialist, examined Jon Jones between rounds and determined that Mr. Jones was healthy to continue fighting.

Post #5   9/26/13 1:59:46PM