Friday, October 09, 2009

Sean Salmon to Fight Yuki Sasaki in Finland, Moving Past Recent Controversy

October 9, 2009
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Sean Salmon, who created a storm of controversy after he wrote in an MMA Junkie column last month that he tapped out in a recent fight, not because he was in pain, but because he was afraid of getting injured later in the fight, will look to get his career back on track on Oct. 17 when he faces veteran Yuki Sasaski at a Freedom Fight show in Finland.

Salmon's agent, Ken Pavia, confirmed the news with FanHouse on Thursday.

Salmon lost via armbar submission to Allan Weickert on a local show in Cleveland, Ohio, in June. In the column, he wrote that he could have escaped the hold, but was told by the Wolfslair Academy in the United Kingdom that if he got injured in the fight, he could not return to train with them, so he opted to tap out to avoid any injuries.

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