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Brazilian sports court files complaint against Roy Nelson

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC president Dana White said he thinks Roy Nelson should be punished for kicking referee "Big" John McCarthy right after his win over Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia on Sept. 24. Now, a formal complaint is going be filed against the heavyweight veteran.

Representatives of the newly formed Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) told MMA Fighting on Tuesday that they have decided to file a complaint against Nelson for his controversial actions.

The Superior Justice Court (STJD) oversees all major sports in Brazil. Now, it’s up to the president of the STJDMMA to accept the complaint from STJDMMA general attorney Pedro Henrique Rodrigues.

Nelson (22-13) knocked "Bigfoot" (19-10, 1 NC) down in the second round at the Nilson Nelson gymnasium in Brasilia, and hoped that McCarthy would stop the fight and avoid any unnecessary damage to Silva.

"I didn't want to hurt ‘Bigfoot' more than I had to," Nelson said at the post-fight press conference in Brasilia. "And I got taken by the moment, because it's like I'm beating the sh*t out of somebody and you're like, dude, enough is enough. And for me, it hurt my feelings. And I apologize to Big John, but I wouldn't take it back. It just hurt me, that I've got to keep on hitting a guy that doesn't need to be hit."

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