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K-1 Comes Down Hard on Badr Hari

It took them 11 days to do it, but K-1 has finally come up with a punishment for their heavyweight champion Badr Hari, who became possessed by spirits at the K-1 World GP Final on December 6th, and ended his match with Remy Bonjasky by tossing him to the mat and stomping on his head (both big no-nos according to K-1 rules). The verdict? Hari will have to forfeit all of his earnings from the event, and he’ll be stripped of his heavyweight title and his status as World GP second-place finisher. Ouch.

Of course, Hari’s dickheadedness in the wake of his disqualification contributed to the harsh sentence. Said FEG event producer Sadaharu Taniagawa:

"K-1 is a sport, K-1 is not street fighting. We had the same problem with Bob Sapp in the past, and it’s unfortunate it happened again yesterday. I was sitting ringside with Masato, and he was very angry with Hari’s actions. This morning in the newspapers I read Hari’s comments, he seemed unapologetic, and that is disappointing. We have rules, to fight in K-1 you must have a professional attitude."

Maybe if Hari didn’t compare endangering an opponent’s life with head-stomps to "cycling on the pavement," K-1 officials might have shown some mercy. Unfortunately, they were forced to send him a message, and that message was: "Not cool, bro."

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Bootylam!- December 18, 2008 at 8:48 pm
How the hell do these guys not get charged criminally? Once you go beyond the rules of the event you should be treated like any civilian.
Charles- December 18, 2008 at 12:41 am
This guy would own anybody in the HW division in mma... his stand up is just so good... makes me think of Cro Cop but even better.... its scary
mistassmo- December 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm
I love the japanese refs ancient healing technique... slapp the injured guys back, works for everything from head stomps to ball shots
Xamot- December 17, 2008 at 1:40 pm
i love how the ref scolded him like the fucking child that he is. anybody know if Badr is racist or something? when he took a few kicks he seemed to snap and become irrate... pretty weird all around.
lilpo0ts- December 17, 2008 at 12:57 pm
to the above post..

are you serious? i can understand maybe, he got rocked felt like he was in a real fight and took him down. then you see the zebra and you're like "shit man, im sorry".

but he stomped him in the head. then was like waiting for the fight to start up again. the punishment sounds right on key though..maybe a suspension from the next k-1 i dont know how frequently they have them so maybe 2.

force him to come to mma and fight kaleb starnes for 46 rounds something along those lines
Anonymous- December 17, 2008 at 11:21 am
Badr is one of the best fighters in K-1 and in this game.. and he's only human. People make mistakes. I wish him the best.
gesus- December 17, 2008 at 11:04 am
hahahahaha @ Goog
Andrej- December 17, 2008 at 10:43 am
Put a Year Suspension or 2 on him aswell. Let's see if that makes a statement.
Anonymous- December 17, 2008 at 10:18 am
Hope they fire him
vrane- December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am
Great. Get him where it hurts... his purse.
Old, Bald and Irish- December 17, 2008 at 9:12 am
@ Goog

"it does kinda look like Remy's head is on fire. It's an honest mistake that coulda happened to anyone. Don't punish him for being concerned and trying to help."


Sure...he was trying to foot-stomp the fire out! Who wouldn't!

Ya know, when you go outta your way to help somebody out you always get screwed over...
Old, Bald and Irish- December 17, 2008 at 9:11 am
After watching this fight again, Badr Hari clearly went for a takedown and then transformed into Wanderlei Silva from the PrideFC days.

WTF! Hari is an ass. I feel bad for his opponent 'cause he wasn't expecting that foot and it nailed him straight in the noggin'.

And no, Hari. Please DON'T go into MMA. We have enough jackass fighters to deal with.
Goog- December 17, 2008 at 9:04 am
After watching the replay again, I gotta say.... it does kinda look like Remy's head is on fire. It's an honest mistake that coulda happened to anyone. Don't punish him for being concerned and trying to help.
B- December 17, 2008 at 8:14 am
He should get some ground game and come to MMA.

Hey he could even fight Kimbo at EliteXC!
I Know Nothing- December 17, 2008 at 8:04 am
Fuck him. Next.
Jugger- December 17, 2008 at 7:57 am
This guy is too cool for school. He won't get the message. You can't really punish a young gangsta prima donna. You can try, but they'll just play the I'm-so-misunderstood-I'm-the-victim card.
Scar Tissue- December 17, 2008 at 7:47 am
Sure endangering. No way he could have defended himself or seen the stomp coming with the ref on top of him.
milo bing- December 17, 2008 at 7:31 am
Kissenger- December 17, 2008 at 7:22 am
I hope Hari takes this the right way. I don't want him to flip out and not fight in K-1 again.
NealTaflinger- December 17, 2008 at 7:18 am
That's not street fighting, Taniagawa-san, that's PRIDE rules.