Despite being a violent sport, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has its own specific rules and a list of no-no’s: for example, kicks are prohibited if an opponent is in a prone position.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Shawn West has lost to Boston Salmon by disqualification in Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) 84 after knocking his opponent out.
In the second round of the rumble, West made a successful punch combination, completing it with a knee kick to the head and knocking out his opponent.
The kick, however, was made while Salmon was leaning on the canvas with his knee, which is regarded as a prone position and, therefore, the kick was prohibited. Thus, the judge disqualified West, with victory going straight to Salmon.
For 30-year-old West, it was the 11th defeat in his career, while he has 16 wins.