UFC Welterweight Rousimar Palhares has a checkered history with the organization. In 2010 he was suspended for 90 days by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for holding a heel hook on Tomas Drwal after the referee called for him to relase the hold. Following his December, 2012 loss to Hector Lombard he was suspended for elevated testosterone levels.
Now he’s done it again. After submitting Mike Pierce in 31 seconds last night at UFC Fight Night 29, Palhares held onto the heel hook, potentially injuring Pierce’s knees.
Palhares has been denied the Submission of the Night bonus:
#UFCFightNight $50k bonuses: Fight of the Night – Assuncao vs. Dillashaw. KOTN: Dong Hyun Kim. No sub “due to unsportsman-like conduct”
— UFC News (@UFCNews) October 10, 2013
Plus Dana White ain’t having it. Here’s what he told MMA Fighting:
UFC president Dana White told MMAFighting.com Wednesday night that Palhares will receive an additional punishment for his actions, but he wouldn’t comment on any specifics.
What do you think an appropriate punishment would be?
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