Rich Frankliln with an eye patch over his right eye after UFC 93.
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Rich Frankliln with a bruised right eye after UFC 93.
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Marion Kreiner of Austria takes 1st place during the FIS Snowboard World Championship Women's Parallel Giant Slalom on January 20, 2009 in Gangwon, Korea.
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Russia's Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze perform their pairs short program at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, on January 20, 2009, during the European Figure Skating Championships.
Lars Lewen #12 of Sweden leads through a turn in front of Xavier Kuhn #5 of France and Beni Hofer #20 of Switzerland during the Men's Ski Cross heats on day two of the Freestyle World Cup on January 19, 2009 at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York.
Tunisia's Mahmoud Gharbi shoots against Russia during the Men's World Handball Championship Croatia 2009 Group C match in Varazdin city January 19, 2009.
OBERHOF, GERMANY - JANUARY 11: Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway skates during the Men mass start of the E.ON Ruhrgas IBU Biathlon World Cup on January 11, 2009 in Oberhof near Erfurt, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
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Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald (11) reaches the ball over the goal line for a touchdown as Carolina Panthers' Chris Harris (43) defends during the second quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009.
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Pilots make an exhibition of Motocross Free Style in Rio Hato, some 120 km north of Panama City, on January 11, 2009. Motocross free style world champion, US Travis Pastrana, also participated in the show.
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San Jose Sharks forward Mike Grier hits the boards after he scored a goal during the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, January 6, 2009.
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According to the Los Angeles Times report, officials found what Mosley's doctor described as plaster of Paris hidden in the wrapped hands of Margarito during pre-fight inspection. "It gets hard and mobile," Robert Olvera told the Times.
As my FanHouse colleague Michael David Smith mentioned in his recap, Margarito didn't look much like the fighter that stunned Miguel Cotto for the title last year. While we can't really tell if the pre-fight inspection affected his confidence heading into the fight, one can only wonder if there was a similar substance on Margarito's wraps before his victory over Cotto. Regardless, it was Mosley's speed that overwhelmed him in this bout.
"That's a serious offense," an official with Golden Boy, Mosley's promoter, said according to the Times report. "That's cheating."
The California State Athletic Commission has reportedly seized two pads and is investigating. However, because the violation was caught before Margarito entered the ring, Margarito's camp will likely not be punished too severely if the substance was in fact illegal.
Mosley's also no stranger to cheating accusations, dating back to 2003, where he was allegedly involved in the BALCO performance-enhancing drugs scandal.
Date: Jan. 24, 2009 Result: Shane Mosley controlled his title fight with Antonio Margarito from the start. He pummeled the defending champ until the ninth round when Margarito's trainer threw in the towel, giving Mosley a shocking upset. Click through for more stunning boxing knockouts.
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