Catalin Morosanu vs. Maurice Jackson served as the main event for SuperKombat Special Edition and it was full of controversy.
The controversy surrounded the performance of Jackson, who has been heavily criticized for his actions. Going into the fight claiming a record of 31-1, words like fraud were some of the nicest terms used to describe Jackson after this fight. Calling a professional fighter a fraud is a pretty big deal, but it is hard to make a case for Jackson in this situation.
The whole scene unfolded like something out of pro wrestling. Morosanu was mad because it seemed Jackson did not want to fight after throwing one punch, the promoter was upset at Jackson for his performance, and the crowd let the boos rain down. In the end, Jackson was disqualified and banned from SuperKombat for life. Even the referee seemed to get tired of the so-called antics of Jackson.
Unless you are Jackson you don’t really know what is happening, and you are relying only on what you see. Was he really hurt?
Guys get knocked out all the time that are good fighters, but this situation does seem odd. Did Jackson just come in looking for a payday? When he competed in Glory he went in as a 31-0 undefeated fighter and looked bad as well, but it wasn’t close to this.
Who’s job is it to verify the fighters record? There are a lot of questions that can be asked here, but you can form your own opinion in the video below.
The craziest part was watching as the promoter yell at Jackson as he is on the ground and then banning him for life from the promotion on the spot. All that was missing was Stone Cold Steve Austin running into the ring and hitting Morosanu and the promoter with a chair to save Jackson.
So what are your thoughts, was he really hurt or did he fake it?