If each fighter had to be cleared to fight, which is the case, then someone would have had to ask Eyepoke Burns if there was any injury or condition that might preclude him from fighting in the fight. He obviously said "nope!" good to go, I'm 100%.
Then in the after interview he plainly admits that he was striking with an open palm because he couldn't make a fist. Surely that was info that should have been disclosed. That would make him guilty of making false statements to the athletic commission and he should be punished.
And open palm strikes should be banned. Its just to easy to turn this ***** move into a dangerous cowardly move, the eyepoke. The door shouldn't even be open to make the mistake.
A groan of tedium escapes me...