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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Fight fixing scandal

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http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/4/19...outh-korea-mma

Multiple reports are surfacing in Korea, citing an ongoing investigation regarding fight fixing allegations from the UFC’s 2015 event in Seoul. According to these mainstream media outlets in the country, a Korean fighter, whose identity they kept hidden, agreed to throw a bout, but ended up winning a decision against an American opponent.

The reports state that “Fighter A” agreed to take a dive for 100 million Won (roughly $88,000), and also put down a bet of 50 million Won (roughly $44,000) on the opponent.

After the betting odds changed drastically in just a short amount of time, it was stated that on the day of the fight, UFC officials constantly questioned the fighter about it, and the possibility of nefarious activity. The fighter pretended to be oblivious to it all, but many have been made aware of the money being thrown in on their contest. Fearing repercussions, Fighter A was said to have then decided to compete and fight normally.

Fighter A ended up still winning the contest, then was said to have received numerous threats and feared for his safety after. This is when the fighter reportedly contacted the police and admitted to agreeing to throw the fight.

This has prompted an investigation, with Korean officials looking to track down everyone involved in the matter.
Interesting to see this come out so soon after Rumble/Cormier but it doesn't surprise me.
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Those Koreans sure are fond of corruption
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Ive seen a few fights I felt were fixed over the years. It really wouldnt surprise me.
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The article doesn't mention it.

If I'm remembering right, this was the Tae Hyun Bang vs Leo Kuntz fight.

Leo Kuntz also had a decent size bet on himself.


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Yeaaah.... Bang-Kuntz fight obvious reasons why i remember that.

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This is why the UFC implemented the win bonus in the first place. Not really worth it for them to bet against themselves when they can probably win more overall for their career. It was bound to happen. I'm sure there were some fishy fights in the past; more or less with the judges.

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