Greg Hardy’s win over Ben Sosoli at UFC Boston on Friday was overturned to a No Contest. The decision came from Hardy’s inhaler use in between the second and third rounds, which UFC VP Marc Ratner deemed as “completely illegal.”
“The Prince of War” argued that he was allowed by the commission to use the said medical device. But for UFC president Dana White, Hardy’s cornermen should have known better.
“First of all, Din Thomas. Come on, Din. You’ve been in this game forever,” White told reporters during the post-fight scrum. “His corner, they gotta know you can’t use an inhaler in the corner. They should know that. It shouldn’t even be a question.
“You can drink water... It’s pretty simple. Gatorade is some states, I don’t know.”
As explained by UFC’s VP of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky, Hardy’s inhaler likely contained albuterol, an allowed substance in the UFC’s anti-doping program. As the no-contest switch suggests though, rules on taking substances during the actual fight is different.