Ohio Commission Responds to Salmon

By Jake Rossen Sep 3, 2009
Sean Salmon’s self-imposed troubles continue: after the fighter admitted in an MMAJunkie.com essay that he purposely fell into an armbar submission during a June 3 bout against Allan Weickert, Ohio State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato told Sherdog.com/ESPN.com Thursday that Salmon was putting himself in danger of exile.

“I’m going to confront him with it,” said Profato. “I’m not going to stand for this kind of sh-t. If he doesn’t print a retraction, then he’s out. I’m not going to compromise the integrity of the sport and have someone throw a fight. ... If I had proof, he’d banned for life in Ohio.”

According to Salmon, he and Profato had a heated discussion Thursday, with Profato ordering Salmon to appear at an October 14 hearing to explain the circumstances surrounding the Weickert bout. Salmon’s scheduled October 17th fight in the state has already been canceled.
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