Colorado State Boxing Commission Lifts Justin Gaethje’s Indefinite Suspension

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 16, 2016

Just one day after Justin Gaethje was officially handed an indefinite suspension for his post-fight celebration at WSOF 29, the lightweight champion’s sentence has ended.

Colorado State Boxing Commission Director Josef Mason confirmed to news to on Wednesday. Mason stated that he wanted to make sure that Gaethje understood the “concern by the commission for the safety of all around the cageside area.” After speaking with the fighter on Tuesday, Mason felt that the message was received, and as a result, the suspension was lifted.

Gaethje defeated Brian Foster via technical knockout due to leg kicks 1:43 into the first round of their 155-pound title clash at WSOF 29 at Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo., on Saturday night. After the victory, Gaethje executed a backflip off the top of the cage despite being warned beforehand by the commission not to do so.

The suspension caused a stir on social media, with many in MMA community criticizing the commission’s initial ruling. Now, Gaethje will be free to return to action as soon as possible. The Grudge Training Center product improved to 16-0 with his win over Foster, which was his ninth consecutive triumph under the WSOF banner.


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