World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje kept on rolling in the main event of WSOF 29 on Saturday, but his post-fight celebration did have some consequences.
While Gaethje had no documented health issues following his victory over Brian Foster, he was suspended indefinitely for unsportsmanlike conduct by the Colorado State Boxing Commission. The commission released a list of suspensions from the event to Sherdog.com on Tuesday.
Gaethje retained his WSOF lightweight crown by stopping Foster via leg kicks 1:43 into the opening round of their clash at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo. Gaethje then punctuated his triumph with a backflip off the cage. According to the TheMMAReport.com, Gaethje was warned by the Colorado commission not to execute his trademark celebration prior to the event.
While Gaethje emerged physically unscathed, Foster was not as fortunate. The 31-year-old Oklahoman faces a potential six-month layoff unless he has his left knee cleared by a doctor.
World Series of Fighting 29 Suspensions:
Justin Gaethje: Suspended indefinitely (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Brian Foster: Suspended 180 days or can be cleared early with doctor letter (left knee)
Mike Hayes: Suspended 30 days (laceration)
Josh Cavan: Suspended 45 days (laceration)
Clayton Wimer: Suspended 45 days (nasal fracture)
Josh Huber: Suspended 30 days (laceration)
Danny Mainus: Suspended 60 days
Patrick Davis: Suspended 30 days
Jacob Flesher: Suspended 30 days
Chris Morgan: Suspended 45 days (weight)