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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

Palhares: “I Would Never be Evil to Any Athlete”

Palhares (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

The day after Rousimar Palhares made headlines by not only defeating rugged welterweight Mike Pierce, but for holding onto a heel hook for too long, the fighter is defending himself via Twitter.

Palhares, who quickly tapped Pierce out at UFC FN 29 but didn’t immediately release the heel hook, has tweeted:

Palhares did not receive “Submission of the Night” due to what the promotion declared was “unsportsmanlike conduct” and Dana White has said the welterweight will be punished further.

The 33 year-old was making his welterweight debut, after he lost consecutive fights to middleweights Hector Lombard and Alan Belcher.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:10 pm
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