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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.

  • sanbaba

    I’m glad he got punished severely but I do wish it had been a year suspension and required counseling or something. Dude clearly has a problem and seems not to know it. Or maybe I’m wrong — he certainly SHOULD know better (and I bet he knows now), it’s just a shame he can never learn his lesson to our benefit — we don’t get to see any more of his awesome sambo (like a couple years down the road)…