MMA as a competition sport, it is not immune to disqualifications.
As rules were rolled out one by one, rewriting MMA’s history, the list of MMA disqualifications grew long.
Here are some of the matches where fighters were disqualified for different reasons, ranging from refusing to fight, making illegal strikes, to breaking the rules.
MMA at its inception was designed as a no holds barred, no rules combat sport. However, as MMA seasoned and gain traction with its following, the think tanks behind its conceptualization recognized that no sport especially those that involve combat fights can be without rules. Typically, following the characteristic structure of the sport alone, it can’t be avoided that some of the combatants may develop an inclination to kill during bouts. To avoid freakish lethal accidents, MMA management decided to regulate the sport and craft rules to impose criterion.