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Gladiators: The non-update update Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Saturday, 30 January 2010 00:14

There is little news to report about tonight's event in Rochester. Organizers held weigh-ins Friday night, however several fighters were overweight and some came in underweight.

Yeah, it's a bit of a mess. The commission will not allow fighters to compete against each other if there is more than a 10-pound difference in weight. The good news is that because many of these fighters are amateurs, the commission will allow them to weigh in again today. So several fighters went to bed last night having to gain weight, some needing to lose weight.

Organizers didn't give me any official changes to the card last night. I'm hoping to get an update today, though I'm not going to hold my breath (plus, I'll be out of action for most of the day covering a high school wrestling tournament in Kasson, Minn.)

If I do hear anything, though, I will get it on mnmmanews.com immediately.

There were some other issues with the commission, the biggest one being that it didn't want to approve main-eventer Logan Clark. He was knocked out in his last fight, and although he had a note from a doctor saying he was completely OK to fight, the commission didn't accept the note. The commission wanted Clark to have a full physical. So, that hurdle will be cleared later today, and Clark should be good to go.

Clark's opponent, Chris Barden, came in 4 1/2 pounds overweight, but late Friday night he was just two pounds, over, so he should be set.

Other than that, there's not much to report. Organizers felt confident there would be eight fights, with a ninth fight still possible. A female fight was added to the card, only to be canceled when one of the fighters tested positive for HEP. Nice!

I will post quick results on the Web site immediately after the fights tonight, and a complete report will be up Sunday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 00:30
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