Bellator fighter Adam Piccolotti who fought this past Saturday defeating Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 274, has officially been suspended by the Association of Boxing Commissions in what the president has described as an “unnecessarily dangerous weight-cutting process”.
The suspension comes after Piccolotti shared a now-deleted video of him struggling to get out of a sauna and then proceeding to be sick.
Piccolotti states that he threw up an additional 20-times throughout the night. The ABC has placed a four to six-month suspension on the lightweight fighter and will be required to undergo an inspection by medical professionals before he is clear to fight again.
As first reported by MMA Junkie, the President of the Association of Boxing Commissions Michael Mazzulli stated:
“I reviewed the video and determined the process was unnecessarily dangerous. We’re always concerned for fighter safety anf weight cutting. Hopefully this will be a learning experience. Fortunately, he didn’t die.”
In addition to Piccolotti’s suspension his corner men Raul Castillo, Mauricio Calvo and Matthew Aragoni have also been suspended for four to six months.
MMA Island has reached out to Piccolotti for comment but thus far has not received a reply. Piccolotti’s victory over Karakhanyan is not effected by the suspension and his win will stand.