It seems like the "real or fake" head kick situation that occurred at UFC Fight Night 100 between Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey won’t go away.
After Casey released a statement saying that the CABMMA discredited her character, the CABMMA has now released a second statement, responding to what Casey said.
The statement from the CABMMA reads (translation provided by MMA Fighting):
Due to the repercussion on the incident between Courtney and Gadelha on UFC Bader vs Minotouro, held in São Paulo/SP on November 19th, 2016, The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) would like to clearly state that it does not, in its role as a regulator, judge the character of any competitor, enroll on false public accusations with the intent to jeopardize their history or future in the sport, and most certainly does not analyze any other circumstance which is not directly related to the regulation of the event, the license athletes and other professionals involved in their responsibility.
The major concern with the incident was to apply the correct judgment call, interpreted by the referee, Commission and medical staff, using their knowledge and commission´s guidelines, and additional resources, which in this case, replays shown in different angles, on the exact moment of the incident.
Finally, if the interpretation of the decision upon the conclusion of the fight has been interpreted in a different and distorted way beyond what was officially meant to, which was to determine the correct call, it should be condemned and discarded.
CABMMA stands by its decision related to this case, but repels and fully disagrees with any negativity towards Courtney Casey´s character as a professional women athlete of MMA.
Neither Casey nor the UFC have responded to this latest statement from the CABMMA. It is unknown yet if any further statements will be made.