On May 5th the World Extreme Cagefighting organization held an event in Lemoore CA. One of the matchups at that fight was Mike Kyle vs. Brian Olsen. During the fight Olsen had slipped over the back of Kyle and landed on the ground on all fours, Kyle promptly delivered a hell of a kick right to Olsen's face!
Unfortunately I had missed the fight on the 5th as I was out of town but I had a chance to see the event replayed on HD NET this past weekend and view the fight that I had heard so much about.
As most of us are aware kicking a downed fighter in the head is prohibited in just about every MMA organization. Kicks to the legs and body are generally allowed in most places.
It was shocking to see Kyle take this action and when ref Josh Rosenthal stepped in to stop the fight Kyle kept pounding away and Rosenthal had to be assisted by Herb Dean to pull Kyle off of Olsen.
Well the California State Athletic Commission voted on May 26th to indefinitely suspend Kyle's license to fight in CA. Furthermore the WEC has also suspended Kyle from competing in any of their events and he has been put on the national suspension list.
I would suspect that was the last event Mike Kyle will ever have in the US as he has had trouble previously with accusations of "Dirty fighting". And good riddance too...
These are the type of actions that give MMA a bad name and provide ammo to it's detractors. Combat sports have come a long way in the last 10 years and morons like Mike Kyle that can't follow rules have no place within it's future.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Posted by Gapper at 12:15 PM