Rosholt maintains that his foul on John Ott was unintentional. |
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Rosholt believes that the incorrect call was made in his last
fight, and he’s looking to right the wrong.
The Texas-based UFC veteran was disqualified in the third round of
his 200-pound catchweight contest with John Ott at
Titan Fighting Championship 18 last Friday, May 27, after
landing was what was interpreted to be an intentional, illegal knee
strike to the head of the kneeling Ott. Despite dominating his
opponent from start to finish, Rosholt walked away from the bout at
Memorial Hall in Kansas City with a loss tacked to his record.
Since that time, Rosholt and his management have been in talks with
the Kansas Athletic Commission in an effort to overturn the
decision. Rosholt has admitted in interviews that while the strike
was clearly illegal, it was just as clearly not intentional, and he
therefore should not have been disqualified. Rather, the bout
should have either been ruled a no-contest or gone to a technical
decision based on the completed rounds.
While Rosholt’s camp is serious about changing the decision, they
have not yet filed a formal, written appeal with the
“We’re just talking,” KAC Boxing Commissioner Troye Blackmon
Wednesday told Sherdog.com, also explaining that there could be no
discernible timetable for the commission’s ruling since the appeal
has yet to be put into writing.
However, Rosholt told Sherdog.com that he was prepared to do what
was necessary to have the loss removed from his record. If a formal
appeal is required, then the fighter asserts he will act
“I’m not trying to make a big spectacle of it,” said Rosholt, “but
there’s definitely an appeal [of the disqualification]. If I need
to sign my name to something, then I’m going to do it.”