Anthony Johnson’s appeal to get his loss to Kevin Burns overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission has been shot down. Johnson who fell to the floor after an accidental Kevin Burns eye poke at Ultimate Fight Night 14 in July, needed surgery to repair a detached retina. Johnson said he planned to appeal the loss and many fans thought the eye poke was intentional as well. It appears the Athletic Commission did not feel the same way as they told MMAFrenzy.com the following,
Keith Keizer said by E-mail – “Based on advice from the Nevada Attorney General’s office, the appeal was rejected due to lack of remedy,”
Perhaps the commission did not feel the eye poke was intentional and that Burns would in no way shape or form attempt to hurt Johnson. Anthony Johnson is probably better off moving on to his next fight which has been rumored to be Mike Swick, but both are coming back from injuries and do not have a solid return date. We will let you know as soon as possible when his return date is official.