I don't think anybody on here is friends with Katov buddy, does he even speak English?
This issue is a complex one but lets not muddy it by calling friendships and integrity into question
Mate simple people are putting friendships ahead of the truth and mma journalists(not bradley or george) are sticking there orr in without knowing the truth or speaking to there buddies(promotors) and then believing them we have posted evidence its there in black and white
The emails contain the reply from Sherdog saying if Lloyd agreed to the fight under those conditions then why would it not count, (which is basically what everyone initially thought), and then Danny go's on to actually blame Artem for lying about his weight to himself who he told he was 77kgs when he was in fact 82kgs? Did he actually weigh in at any point BEFORE the fight or was it just after?
(im sure everyone is aware that most Pro fighters put on around 4-8kgs from weigh in to fight time, I know this was a same day but again some people do cut for same day as well)
Can you explain the "Warriors 1000 years ago on the battlefield didn’t complain about weight different so neither did I.” quote then, as I initially thought it was pretty funny and ironic but now am just confused by it...
I don't think you can go about unequivocally questioning people's integrity when the promoter and referee both stated that everything was above board and then that nothing was sent off to Sherdog re: changing the result. This was 100% what I was told, and by people that are nothing to do with me, nor do I have vested interests in their promotion. I have no affiliation to either party.
Now it's obviously arisen that there were things that happened from UCC's end that weren't originally divulged, but still I don't know where in the unified rules that's grounds for a NC.
Cutting corners (e.g. not seeing someone weigh in - he may have been on weight when he weighed in, almost all fighters are heavier at fight time) to save the show isn't ideal, but you guys had the fight, and Lloyd lost the fight. You were happy to fight when the opponent was presented.
If a 4-1 Lloyd would have beaten the 0-0 Lithuanian (like you expected) and found out you'd been deceived re: weight, would you be going to the promoter and Sherdog to change the result because you didn't feel you deserved the victory?!
I feel bad for your end, but that's just an unfortunate result from an unfortunate series of events - the fight was the fight, and the fight was lost.
It's a really shitty situation, but you can't just clamour for a loss to be erased because of some messed up behaviour. There's no commission to appeal to, and no-one to say who deserves the fight to be overturned. It's not even the guys at Sherdog that can make that judgement to change it, it's very much a UK MMA Problem.
How many kilograms was Katov over by?
The interview/text sent say 8kg and the e-mail specifies 5kg.
At what point did they weigh Katov as well after the fight?
Antonio's guys don't really hang around for the after party. He's got them back in the van before the post fight interview usually.
I'm not saying this didn't happen, just wondering about the specifics of it all. It must have been quite a complex affair by the sounds of things.