Remember that time Gray Maynard knocked himself out slamming Rob Emerson? Everyone said it was no big deal because everyone knew who really won the fight … but it turned out Maynard got screwed in another way:
After a strong showing in the first round, Maynard used the first minute of round two to pick Emerson up and deliver a powerful body slam. In the process of hurting his opponent, the move caused Maynard to sustain a simultaneous, self-inflicted head injury. And although Emerson appeared to have tapped, judges declared Maynard unconscious and the match a no contest.
“At the time I was real pissed,” he said. “You train hard, you put a lot into it, and you go in there and want to win so badly. And then Emerson tapped, so it was like, ‘Give me the win – and my money!’ But what do you do? You get over it and get back in the gym and keep training.”
Damn, that sucks. I can understand why the money wouldn’t show up on the NSAC pay list, but you’d figure Daddy Dana would throw some green Maynard’s way on account of getting fucked over.