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Nik Lentz’s Coach Greg Nelson Says PAC Changed Result of Fight With Oliveira to ‘No Contest’ Due to Illegal Knee

(Photo courtesy of MMADiehards)

Considering he’s stuck in surgery this morning to repair the damage he sustained from Charles Oliveira’s questionable knee last night at UFC Live on Versus 4, at least Nik Lentz won’t be leaving Pennsylvania with a bad taste in his mouth.

According to Lentz’s “The Academy” MMA instructor

(GIF courtesy of ZombieProphet/

As such, the result of the bout will be changed to a ‘no contest’ instead of a submission win for Oliveira.

(GIF courtesy of ZombieProphet/

Lentz tweeted last night that the $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus he (and Oliveira) won for his efforts in Pittsburgh would help soften the blow of an unspecified operation he had to undergo today as a result of the illegal knee.

I guess it would help soften the blow. I’d let Cheick Kongo knee me in the balls for $50,000. That would buy a lot of ice and Advil.

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Pen Fifteen- June 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm
No matter how many comments you post yoking him off, it's unlikely Nik Lentz would let you blow him in real life, so, you know, ease up champ.
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DangadaDang- June 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm
In all fairness Lents was letting so many knees and punches jack him up that it was a matter of time. Still, glad he got the money cause it was illegal.
Get Off Me- June 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm
I like your view on things and I think this will become more and more the opinion of the sport of MMA if rules do not change moving forward. Judging is handled by comissions, I believe the "unified rules" of mma seem to be granted/set by the same comissions, Dana needs to force the hands of comissions.
I would suggest Dana invest in creating unified mma rules by changing the rules for his brand. I doubt we see the return of soccer kicks and knees to downed opponents like the glory days of pride, but perhaps we see a mandatory stand up if a wrestler is in his opponents full guard for over 60 seconds without advancing. Dana got 5 round non title fights done, he needs to start applying to have rules accepted in his fights that take away the interpretation or lack there of, of these judges who clearly do not understand what is going on in that cage.
For everyone who tells me Sonnen GnP'd Silva for 5 rounds, I tell them Silva controlled Sonnen inside his guard until he had the best opportunity to win the fight for 5 rounds. Jits is so sadly doomed when guys working on triangles are being stood up(Story/Brenneman).
BaghdadBob- June 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Yes, in Pride the fighters would defend knees/kicks to the head while they're on the ground and such strikes are against the rules in the US, but I'm sick of seeing fighters game those rules by placing the palm of their hand on the mat or doing what Lentz did, which is purposefully not stand up simply because your opponent has gotten a better position then you from which he can deliver a solid knee. Jesus, the rule-manipulation that goes on in the UFC is why we're stuck watching so many three round wrestling matches go to wrestling decisions.

These fights aren't even wrestling AND striking matches in the minds of the judges, they're just wrestling matches. The Munoz-Maia decision is a prime example of this bullshit.
Chiggs- June 27, 2011 at 11:30 am
Not a fan by any means of Lentz, but fan or not, tha ref should be reprimanded by the commish for that bullshit!! How the fuck you stand there, looking but not seeing, is beyond me and is inexcusable imo.
If they would just fucking legalize gawddamn knees and be done with it, we wouldnt have problems like this happening in the 1st place. Mind you, Im a huge fan of Pride rules an will rue that day when/if they FINALLY re-implement them, fuckers...We NEED Knees to the head, foot stomps and Soccer Kicks..NEEEEEED!!
Machiavelli- June 27, 2011 at 10:55 am
Whether the rule should be changed or not is beside the point. In Pride they were legal, so you'd expect them and have a shot at defending. In the UFC where they ARE illegal, they are unexpected.
PurpleDickMeat- June 27, 2011 at 10:27 am
Wow... haven't seen an eye like that since i skull fucked Karma through a glory hole at Rising Son MMA!
Morningwood- June 27, 2011 at 10:15 am
and CP we need a gif of Pat Barry ktfo with his eyes open!
Morningwood- June 27, 2011 at 10:14 am
Fedor - agreed and 1 good soccer kick to the head would have ko'd Congo for sure.
Fedor Penn- June 27, 2011 at 9:46 am
It's funny because people make a big deal about these knees. I mean they are illegal and people should be punished for them but in Pride days the fighters took theses knees and kept fighting no problem. Bring back Pride rules you pussies!
Fried Taco- June 27, 2011 at 9:33 am
Nate couldn't find anyone willing to pop each of the 3 million zits on his back.
Morningwood- June 27, 2011 at 9:20 am
I read an article that said Nate had 6 weeks to fix the issue and didn't....WTF?
Morningwood- June 27, 2011 at 9:19 am
Marquart wishes that ref gave him his pre-fight medical exam. wouldn't have caught anything bad.
Get Off Me- June 27, 2011 at 9:08 am
Too little too late, the bookies don't do NC refunds after the original decision. FAIL.
Morningwood- June 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
yeah, Nik only trains hard every day, teaches no-gi classes at The Academy, helps team mates in and outside of the gym. Is professional in interviews, and wins his fights. Yeah, he's worth hating.
Fried Taco- June 27, 2011 at 9:05 am
50G's would only soften the blow if he held it inbetween his face and the knee. But it will help buy a new pair of sunglasses to cover up the damage. Still can't believe how blind the ref was. Maybe DW should give the ref some money, too, to get a proper eye exam done.
tripmynd- June 27, 2011 at 9:04 am
Cmon CP. How about a caption under the photo of "Heyyyyy Youuuu Guyyyyys!!"
Spicymeatball- June 27, 2011 at 8:57 am
God I hate Nik Lentzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.