A peculiar disqualification took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the UAE Warriors 23 last night. Mohamed “John” Juma claimed that his opponent, Sofiane Boukichou, was biting him. As the thing turns out, he was the one who intentionally put his finger in Boukicou’s mouth. His dirty plan was to get the ref to disqualify Sofiane Boukichou.
Mohamed Juma tried his trick not once, but twice. The first time he screamed in pain and claimed that Boukichou bit his hand, but nobody noticed. On the second attempt – the referee was right beside him at the moment.
Luckily, ref had a keen eye. He noticed Mohamed Juma’s trickery and saw that Boukichou wasn’t biting at all and that Juma was the one who shoved his fingers into Boukichou’s mouth. The referee then straight up disqualified Mohamed Juma.
As written in the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, one of biggest fouls in MMA is fish hooking. Fish hooking is any attempt by a fighter to use their fingers in a manner that attacks their opponent’s mouth, nose, or ears, stretching the skin to that area.
Only in MMA. Mohamed Juma was disqualified after claiming Sofiane Boukichou was biting him. Turns out he was putting his fingers in Boukichou’s mouth. Did it right in front of the ref haha #UAEWarriors23 pic.twitter.com/3FyLCfBtGp
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 28, 2021