Greg Hardy picked up a unanimous decision victory over Ben Sosoli at UFC Fight Night Boston, but the lethargic striking contest wasn't the biggest story coming out of the fight. During second and third round, Hardy asked for and received an inhaler to use. The commentary team brought attention to Hardy's inhaler use, believing it to be illegal. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner called it "completely illegal" on the broadcast. It is unclear if the commission was aware of Hardy's inhaler usage.
Hardy was not interviewed following his victory, meaning there was no immediate explanation as to why he was able to use the inhaler.
Here's how UFC fighters reacted to Inhalergate.
You can’t an inhaler between rounds idiot. That is cheating and should be disqualification!!!! https://t.co/B6EI4XNorn— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 19, 2019
-------- https://t.co/nzIANi75iR— Marion Reneau (@BelizeanBruiser) October 19, 2019
I’d contest this if I was Sosoli https://t.co/Qwm5ndeNkm— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) October 19, 2019
Brah I don’t see the big deal about it?----------— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) October 19, 2019
I understand rules are rules. But what’s the big whoop if someone used an inhaler or not?!?------ #UFCBoston— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) October 19, 2019
This should be a no contest. Smh!— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) October 19, 2019
Shittttt I got asthma too -- #ufcboston— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) October 19, 2019
Inhaler or not @GregHardyJr should win— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) October 19, 2019
Wow he just used a inhaler ...-- #UFCBoston— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) October 19, 2019
Yo greg hardy just changed the game I cant believe I never thought of this. My coaches better have an oxygen tank available in between rounds from now on --— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) October 19, 2019
Did Greg Hardy just use an inhaler in the corner? #UFCBoston --— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) October 19, 2019
Wow!!!!! Did @GregHardyJr really just use a inhaler between rounds??? Wtf— kurt holobaugh (@KurtHolobaugh) October 19, 2019
Waiiit whatt hardy got an inhaler between rounds?! -- #UFCBoston— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) October 19, 2019
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