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Rousimar Palhares Banned from UFC for Life Following Unsportsmanlike Conduct

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According to ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap, Rousimar Palhares has received a lifetime ban from the UFC, following his unsportsmanlike conduct in his UFC Fight Night 29 fight with Mike Pierce.

In the bout, Palhares locked on a heel hook, forcing Pierce to tap to the submission. Palhares, however, wouldn’t release the hold and continued applying pressure Pierce’s knee, despite the referee trying to pull him out of the position.

The result, according to Schaap, means Palhares will never fight in the octagon again, a decision handed down from UFC President Dana White.