Roy Nelson Faces Long Suspension And Big Fines For Kicking Referee
Roy Nelson could be facing a long suspension and big fines for kicking ‘Big’ John McCarthy at UFC Fight Night Brasilia on September 24th after what he considers to be a late stoppage against his friend Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.
Roy push kicked McCarthy in the butt, swore at him and flipped him off after he landed a big uppercut against Silva and had to throw a few more follow-up shots before the fight was called off.
“I didn’t want to hurt Bigfoot more than what I had to. I got taken from the moment. I apologized to Big John, but I wouldn’t take it back,” Nelson said after the fight. “It just hurt me that I’ve got to keep on hitting a guy that doesn’t need to be hit. The referee just did a late stoppage.”
Dana White was not happy with the incident and said the following on the UFC Unfiltered podcast: “He needs to be buried.”
MMAFighting.com reports Nelson has been issued a 90-day temporary suspension, pending the adjudication of his case. They also state Nelson could be charged with assaulting McCarthy, which is accompanied by a fine of up to $30,000 and a six-month to two-year suspension. He could also be charged with unethical behavior, which comes with a fine of up to $10,000 and a 30-day to six-month suspension.
The document indicated that the Superior Justice Court attorney who filed the complaint suggested a 14-month suspension and $18,500 fine. Nelson has seven business days to respond and present a defense.