Report: Rousimar Palhares Banned by UFC After Controversial Sub
By FCF Staff
Rousimar Palhares continues to dominate the news, following his controversial submission win over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29 Wednesday, and now word has come that the promotion has released the fighter for his actions.
UFC President Dana White relayed earlier that promotion planned to discipline Palhares further, and now he has reportedly informed ESPN that the welterweight has been banned. Following the win, which came in just 31 seconds due to a heel hook, the UFC announced Palhares would not receive “Fight of the Night” due to ‘unsportsmanlike contest.” Palhares continued to crank the dangerous submission for a moment after the referee intervened to save Pierce, who tapped multiple times.
The feared submission artist was suspended for 90 days in 2010, after he failed to immediately let go of a fight ending heel hook versus Tomasz Drwal.
Last night’s bout was marked Palhares’ debut at welterweight, and followed back-to-back submission wins over Hector Lombard and Alan Belcher. The 33 year-old has a 15-5 record.