Has justice finally been served in the case of Badr Hari's beatdown of Koen Everink? That is open to interpretation, but today it looks like we've finally gotten some closure on this ongoing case that has already seen Badr serve nine months in prison for. Today a judge decided that Badr Hari would serve a two year prison sentence, with a ten month suspended sentence.
What that means is that Badr Hari has five months of jail time left before he can move on with his life, as well as a fine of 37.000 Euros (around $40,000) to pay for the damages incurred in the assault. The court ruled that the claim that it was an "accident" was ridiculous considering Badr is a professional athlete competing in combat sports. He needs to understand that his actions have consequences and that the average person is not able to take the kind of damage that a professional fighter can. [source]
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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