Texas Athletic Commission changes Eye vs. Kaufman to ‘No Contest’ without explanation

Recently Sarah Kaufman tweeted out a request to fill in against Jessica Andrade after Julianna Pena’s injury. She didn’t get the slot…

By: Zane Simon | 10 years
Texas Athletic Commission changes Eye vs. Kaufman to ‘No Contest’ without explanation
Bloody Elbow 2.0 | Anton Tabuena

Recently Sarah Kaufman tweeted out a request to fill in against Jessica Andrade after Julianna Pena’s injury. She didn’t get the slot, but included in the Tweet was the suggestion that the Texas Athletic Commission ‘owed her one.’ Apparently they felt like they did too. Sherdog.com reports that they were contacted on Friday by Jerri Dix, a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) official and told to change their record of the fight to ‘no contest’ no reason for the change was given.

As one of the few states that rarely tests fighters for performance enhancing substances, I doubt that there was any pharmaceutical foul play at work here.It seems most likely that there might have been a scoring error on the night of the fight… one that went unrecognized (or perhaps merely unpublished)  for nearly four months. Attempts have been made to reach TDLR officials for an explanation, but as of yet no further information is available. Considering that mistakes of this nature are usually discovered and corrected within a week of their occurrence it seems exceptionally strange that this one would have taken so long. Stay tuned as we will be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Share this story

About the author
Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

More from the author

Bloody Elbow Podcast
Related Stories