As we all know, the world of Sig Betting is a competitive, fast paced, exciting spectacle for both competitors and spectators. It is a sport of honor and trust. Not following through on a Sig bet is a crime punnishable by shit talk, fine, or, in the worst of cases, ban from a Sig Bet hosting promotion(most notably MMAmania.com). Seriously, making a Sig Bet and not following through is gay guys....for real. With the sport rapidly growing, rules are set in place and must be strictly followed. That's why in 1947 the NSSC was founded to govern the sport and enforce the rules. These rules and regulations are very loose and hardly ever come into play. In fact, there has never been a Sig case for the NSSC to investigate and make a ruling on.....until now.
That is because UFC 148 was a record breaker folks. It broke every record the UFC has ever had, even it's Sig Bet record(previously owned by the McCorkle/ Moorecraft fight). With such a record high number of sig bets riding on one fight, the NSSC hoped for no controversy....that didn't happen. That's because in the UFC 148 main event, Chumpion Anderson Silva cheated a recorded number of four significant times. Anderson clearly knew before the fight even started that he had no way of winning fair and square. He first started by blatantly greasing. This was pathetically handled by in-ring officials. Silva was massaged with a towel for a total of two seconds. After Chael dominated the first round, desperation set in for Silva. His next disgusting display of sportsmanship and manhood came when he held on to Sonnen's shorts to keep himself from being taken down and pounded in the chops brutally, only to be warned to "quit being a fag" by the ref. If that wasn't already a significant enough offense to change the pace and momentum of the fight, Silva again grabbed Sonnen's shorts. This time he hit Chael with two hard shots that would have never landed due to footwork by Sonnen. The fight went down hill quick from there. Clearly dazed, Sonnen fought back like the warrior he is. Maybe with his brain still rattled from the cheap shots, Sonnen did the dumbest thing he could do....attempt a spinning back fist his still wobbly legs couldn't support. Sonnen was quick to recover and was baiting Anderson to come close. Then it just got sad. Silva saw a chance to get out of the fight and he took it. Trying to get himself DQed, he attempted to knee the face of his downed opponent. And he succeeded. Unfortunately for Sonnen and the fans, the ref fucked up yet again by not only failing to catch the foul, but not DQing Silva on the spot. The rest is history from there. This fight put a huge black eye on both the sport of MMA and Sig Betting. Something had to be done.
Finally, after a few days of silence and pondering, the NSSC has released an official statement in regard to the Silva/Sonnen rematch that took place at UFC 148. From an interview earlier today, hear what NSSC Chairman Heath Kiezer82 had to say after the jump.
"Sitting cage side with my boy Danny McBride, I was amped for the fight. Unfortunately I didn't get to watch it live. After Anderson attempted to grease, I left the arena both disgusted and reassured. Reassured that there was no way Silva was beating Sonnen. So you can imagine how shocked I was to see Silva wearing the belt later that night, as he was entering BackDoor Bar and Grille in Vegas. I rushed to the office and called for an urgent meeting. My committee was there by dawn. We had the meeting and came to a conclusion. All UFC 148 Sig Bets will be honored.....except the main event. Sonnen betters' contracts were voided, they do not have to change their Sig. That was the easy part. The hard part came when deciding whether or not to consider it an official loss for Silva's Betters. I honestly got tired of watching the disgrace that was the Main Event video. I had to just leave it at what we came to terms with."
He left us with these final statements:
"I realize I could lose my job for saying this but......FUCK YOU BO_Knows_MMA and all you Silva fanboys. Suck my balls. I'm Out!!!"
There ya have it folks.
What do you think of the NSSC's final ruling on the subject?