MTAD Director Says Joe Warren Should Be Grateful He Wasn't Cleared to Fight Last Month
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.01.2013
It was sound advice...
Mohegan Tribal Athletic Department director Mike Mazzuli recently spoke about the MTAD refusing to clear Joe Warren and prompting the delay of a fight against Nick Kirk, which ultimately happned this past Friday. Check out the highlights:
On Warren's complaints over not being cleared: "I'm not going to take the responsibility for clearing a fighter that my neurologist states should not be in the cage. He should be grateful more than being so argumentative over the issue."
On not caring about the fight result: "I do not care or am concerned about him getting knocked out. I heard that, but that had nothing to do with my decision making. Mr. Warren has to understand that the Mohegan Tribal Athletic Department looks out for the best interest of the fighter, and there were three doctors that all concurred that he needed to hold off to make sure this was no issue."
On denying the clearance: "What I find very interesting is that his doctor wouldn't clear another MRI, and we do another MRI, and there's an issue. So who's right on this case?...Mr. Warren should also realize that his life is in jeopardy, as well, so he should understand that and get his facts straight."