Ultimate Fighting Championship made their way to the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo, New York for “UFC 210” in what ended up being a rather controversial weekend. In the midst of towel-gate, knee-gate, and implant-gate, it seemed like the New York State Athletic Commission was done getting their fingerprints on the card.
Charles Oliveira stepped into the octagon on the pay-per-view portion of the card and put an end to Will Brooks’ hype train when he defeated him with ease in the opening round. Oliveira’s celebration exceeded what was permitted by the New York State Athletic Commission as he left the octagon for his celebration, which is a big no-no.
Now, word is coming out that Oliveira has been slapped with a sixty-day suspension by the commission. Oliveira’s suspension will conclude on June 7, 2017 meaning the fighter will be ready to throw down in time for International Fight Week later on this summer:
UFC lightweight Charles Oliveira has been suspended 60 days by the New York commission for exiting the cage at UFC 210. Expires June 7.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 11, 2017
Do you think this rule is fair? Should Oliveira be suspended for leaving the cage early at “UFC 210”? Has the New York State Athletic Commission overstepped their boundaries, or did they handle every situation well? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!