K-1 stripped Badr Hari of his Heavyweight Title due to his actions at the K-1 World Grand Prix. In the final, Hari stomped on the head of a downed Remy Bonjasky, leading to a disqualification of the Moroccan “Bad Boy.”
Sadaharu Tanikawa, FEG President, indicated earlier in the week that K-1 could possibly punish Hari. Japanese news papers Sports Nippon and Nikkan Sports found out about the news of the decision to strip Hari of his title late Saturday night.
K-1 Rules Director Nobuaki Kakuda and Tanikawa also suspended the now former Heavyweight champion indefinitely. More disciplinary action may be handed down.
Commentators for the Grand Prix Final, Ray Sefo and Ernesto Hoost, indicated during the broadcast that Badr Hari’s shouting match with Bonjasky’s corner had been his down fall and warranted a D.Q instead of the yellow card he had received immediately following the foot stomp.
Hari made no effort to apologize to Bonjasky after the match. His post fight comments also indicated he hadn’t cooled off in the locker room either.
“Remy’s corner was screaming at him to stay down, I came to fight and he didn’t. He’s a great actor.”
Badr Hari may also be reprimanded by K-1 publicly as well.
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