A lot to take in with that headline but that’s exactly what happened. Tapology.com manager Steven Kelliher gets the hat tip for bringing this one to light.
A promoter in the United Kingdom tried to have a fighter pose as two different guys in back-to-back fights. Got it? Just so we’re on the same page here it was the same guy, two fights, two different color shorts, two different names. It’s not uncommon for the same fighter to fight multiple times a night but this is kind of absurd. There are allegations that the fighter did the job in the fights as well whether or not the promoter knew is unknown.
UPDATE! The promoter has fired back!
The promoters name is apparently Darren Moffitt who promotes Combat Challenge MMA in Bradford, UK. He claims that the allegations are simply Americans being hateful pricks. He calls out Kelliher and ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, who’s actually Canadian, as the main culprits.
Moffitt isn’t wrong, any publicity is good publicity.