(Jon’s first mistake was not refusing to answer Mazzagatti’s questions without an attorney present.)
When Jon Jones explained the basis of his appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the mysterious case of the 12-to-6 elbow strikes, it seemed like he had cause enough to warrant a thorough discussion about what should have been done when a deaf fighter can’t continue due to a shoulder injury, and yet can’t immediately communicate this to the referee. Turns out we were wrong, because the NSAC refused to rule on Jones’ appeal on the grounds that they don’t overturn decisions. Unless somebody was on drugs.
This means the loss will stay on Jones’ previously perfect record, and apparently we won’t even have the conversation about whether Mazzagatti should have brought a translator into the cage to find out whether the illegal strikes were really the cause of Matt Hamill‘s inability to continue. Not that the NSAC’s decision should surprise anyone. This is the same commission who turned down Anthony Johnson‘s eye-poke appeal (also on Mazzagatti’s watch) due to "lack of remedy."
Sorry, "Bones." If you can show that Hamill may have been smoking weed before the bout, then give the NSAC a call. Otherwise, best to move on.