Bellator fighter Adam Piccolotti has been given a four-to-six month suspension by the Association of Boxing Commission (ABC) after disturbing footage of a recent weight cut emerged, per Nolan King of MMA Junkie.
Piccolotti recently posted footage of him during the weight cut he underwent last week ahead of a lightweight fight against Georgi Karakhanyan.
In this now-deleted video, Piccolotti is seen throwing up while cradled on the floor and wrapped in a towel. A caption on the post from Piccolotti stated that he threw up “20-plus times” that night.
In a statement provided to MMA Junkie, ABC President Mike Mazzulli said the video of the weight cut reflected a process that was “unnecessarily dangerous.”
“We’re always concerned for fighter safety and weight cutting. Hopefully this will be a learning experience [for Piccolotti],” he told MMA Junkie. “Fortunately, he didn’t die.”
Along with the suspension to Piccolotti, he will have to receive clearance from a nephrologist – a doctor that specializes in kidneys – to compete under their watch again.
The recent sanction by the ABC will not alter Piccolotti’s decision victory over Karakhanyan.