Charles Oliveira has been slapped with a 60 day suspension by the New York State Athletic Commission for his post-fight celebration at last weekend’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo.
Oliveira notched up a big submission win over former Bellator champion Will Brooks in the opener of the the main pay-per-view card and then jumped over the fence to celebrate with his team afterwards.
That simple act landed him in hot water with the commission, who have now handed him a two month punishment.
“Charles Oliveira was administratively suspended 60 days for exiting the fighting area by jumping over the cage after his bout,” the NYSAC confirmed.
The punishment is unlikely to affect Oliveira in any meaningful way as it’s unlikely that he’d have been fighting again in the next two months anyway.
Oliveira will just be happy to have emerged victorious as he had lost his previous two bouts prior to Saturday night’s show, being submitted by both Anthony Pettis and Ricardo Lamas.
The fight had also been ‘Do Bronx’s’ first fight at lightweight in over five years, but despite his initial success upon his return to the division he’s now indicated that he’d like to move back down to featherweight, despite having had multiple issues making weight there in the past.