189 Search Results for rousimar palhares

Mar 27, 2014 4:35 pm

Palhares Tests Clean, Tomorrow’s WSOF Title Fight A Go

Good news for fight fans today. Former UFC fighter, Rousimar Palhares, was recently hit by the NSAC with a surprise/random drug test as part of their licensing requirements for tomorrow’s WSOF main event title fight. The lab results cut it close, but have confirmed that Palhares did indeed test clean and as a result will...

Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Palhares Laughs Off Ground Threat Of WSOF Champ

This Saturday on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, fights outside the UFC for the first time since 2007. In his WSOF debut, the former top UFC middleweight-turned-welterweight, fights newly minted promotional champion, Steve Carl. Carl boasts an impressive 21-3 record with the majority (nearly all) his wins coming by submission. It’s the perfect scenario for the...

Mar 26, 2014 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...

Mar 26, 2014 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...

Mar 25, 2014 9:08 pm

WSOF 9: Carl unfazed by Palhares’ drug testing woes

The World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares event takes place this Saturday night, but the main event is still under question. It was just a few weeks back that former UFC ‘bad boy’ Rousimar Palhares was asked to take a random drug test for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). “Toquinho” was forced...

Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm

POLL RESULTS: In The Case Of Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

For the past week the MMA world has been buzzing over the dismissal or Rousimar Palhares. Figures like Renzo Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have spoken out in support of their fellow Brazilian, while Dana White, Mike Pierce and others have spoken against him. Truth is, what’s done is done. I doubt Dana White and...

Oct 18, 2013 10:51 am

White: ‘Palhares’ Submission Was Wrong And Despicable’

“He knew what he was doing that night. Apparently, there was some talk where Mike Pierce said some bad things and everything else. There is no place for that in this sport. You don’t hold a leglock that long while the guy is tapping and you know he is tapping. Especially that’s what Palhares is...

Oct 14, 2013 11:03 am

Palhares Manager Says Client Was ‘crucified in the court of public opinion’

“I’m not defending Rousimar’s actions. He did wrong in holding Mike Pierce’s ankle that long. But this situation is being way over blown. Rousimar has already been punished. He was denied an obvious “Submission of the Night” bonus, and he was given a four-month suspension by the CABMMA. But this guy is being crucified in...

Oct 12, 2013 11:59 am

Former Coach: “We got Palhares a psychologist; It didnt work”

According to his former coaches recount, hurting his training partners with submissions is also part of the legacy that is Rousimar Palhares. “I wouldn’t normally say anything because usually what happens inside Brazilian Top Team stays inside Brazilian Top Team,” said former coach Bustamante. “But Rousimar has been talking a lot of bulls— about my...

Oct 11, 2013 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Belcher Wants To Teach Palhares A Lesson At Metamoris

UFC middleweight, Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher, is looking to obtain a ‘grappling-only’ matchup with, recently ejected UFC fighter, Rousimar Palhares so he can ‘Teach him a lesson.’ The two originally met in 2012 and Belcher was able to avoid the leg locking prowess of the Brazilian and earn a first round TKO in the process....

Jan 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Hector Lombard Responds To Palhares Failed Drug Screening | UFC NEWS

In the fantastic sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is not uncommon to see athletes with a killer instinct and drive. Sometimes the mentality of a cage fighter is that of kill or be killed. In the lead up to the Lombard versus Palhares fight, the leg lock specialist in Rousimar went on record to...

Jan 11, 2013 10:27 am

Palhares / Beltran Fail UFC on FX 6 Drug Tests | UFC NEWS

UFC officials released a statement yesterday regarding the positive test results of Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares. The statement reads: “Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone and Joey Beltran tested positive for nandrolone, following their respective bouts at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the...

Dec 26, 2012 11:52 am

Hector Lombard Calls Palhares Broken Foot “Karma” | UFC NEWS

“I didn’t want to say anything but “Toquinho” has been saying he fought with a broken foot and I just wanted to tell him that he broke his foot in the fight, and that doesn’t count. If he went into the fight with a broken foot, that’s another thing, but he went to the fight...

Nov 18, 2017 11:56 am

Garry Tonon Talks About His Upcoming MMA Debut at ONE Championship

Garry Tonon has some amazing achievements under his black belt. He’s beat names like Dillon Danis, AJ Agazarm, Ralek Gracie After winning multiple International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) No-Gi world titles and becoming a multiple time three-division champion at the Eddie Bravo Invitational, grappling stud Garry Tonon has finally decided to transition into MMA. His ONE Championship debut has...

Oct 20, 2017 11:15 am

BREAKING | Kamaru Usman Booked For a Big Scrap At UFC 219

With seven welterweight match-ups booked from now until the end of the year, it was curious that Kamaru Usman became the odd man out. He didn’t find it that confusing though, he actually thought he knew the answer. The fact of the matter is, Usman thinks he hasn’t got a big name opponent because those...

Sep 4, 2017 8:04 am

VIDEO | Fighter gets put to sleep by absolutely insane loop choke

As MMA fans, we’ve been exposed to some petty gnarly submissions over the years. There was Chan Sung Jung’s Twister over Leonard Garcia. There was Jon Jones’ guillotine win over Lyoto Machida, which left Machida propped against the cage in a seemingly lifeless heap. There was Charles Oliveira’s reverse calf-slicer win over Eric Wisely. There...

Jun 28, 2017 9:27 am

“Valhalla” offers to fight Robbie Lawler on short notice at UFC 213

If you haven’t already heard, UFC 213 was dealt a real blow this morning, as Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was forced out of his scheduled showdown with Robbie Lawler with an undisclosed injury. And though the UFC is reportedly considering moving this fight to UFC 214 on July 29, one eager fighter is hoping to step...

May 18, 2017 7:38 am

VIDEO | UFC Gym President gets H-Bombed by Dan Henderson

While at the UFC Gym Huntington Beach grand opening, UFC Gym President Adam Sedlack went on camera to discuss the importance of staying active as you age. His only error was using former Pride champion and long-time UFC contender Dan Henderson as an example. Mid-way through his comments, Sedlack was interrupted by a jarring Henderson...

Apr 30, 2017 8:48 am

Three extremely underrated fights on the May MMA calendar

There a lot of big fights on the MMA horizon. Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos will rematch for heavyweight gold in the main event of UFC 211 this May 13. On the same night, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to defend her UFC strawweight title for a fifth time against the dangerous Jessica Andrade, while...

Apr 19, 2017 7:42 am

BREAKING: World Series of Fighting bites the dust, becomes Professional Fighters League

For many years, World Series of Fighting (WSOF), has stood out as arguably the third-biggest MMA promotion in the world, behind the UFC and Bellator. The promotion has been home to recognizable names like Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, David Branch, Jon Fitch, Jake Shields, Rousimar Palhares, Thiago Silva, Matt Hamill, Vinny Magalhaes, Blagoy Ivanov, Josh...

Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am

Former two-division WSOF champ David Branch has signed with the UFC

Earlier this month, we learned that World Series of Fighting star David Branch had entered free agency. Branch, who was the champion of both the WSOF light heavyweight and middleweight divisions, made this announcement on a recent episode of The MMA Hour. “I’m officially a free agent,” he said on the show. “I’m going to be...

Dec 2, 2016 2:26 pm

VIDEO | Brandon Vera defends ONE Championship heavyweight title in lopsided beatdown

Last December, UFC veteran Brandon Vera won the vacant One Championship heavyweight title with a thunderous first-round knockout of late-replacement Paul Cheng. Almost a full year later, Vera finally defended that title. He did so against the 43-year-old Hideki “Big Body” Sekine – who is also nicknamed “Shrek” – in the main event of One...

Oct 18, 2016 6:11 am

Jordan Mein to Make Octagon Return Against Debuting Emil Meek

Back in September, it was announced that Canadian MMA veteran Jordan Mein (29-10) would be emerging from a short-lived retirement to make a UFC return. Today, the opponent for that return came to light. The returning veteran will take on Norway’s Emil Meek (8-2-1) at UFC 206. The card will emanate from the Air Canada...

Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am

VIDEO | Dan “Hendo” Henderson Tribute

Mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson retired from the sport this past Saturday in Manchester following his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 204. In the above tribute video (created by BrattMamley MMA), we take a look back at some of the greatest fights and finishes of Dan Henderson’s...

Nov 6, 2015 9:08 am

Alan Belcher announced official retirement from MMA

Former UFC middleweight Alan Belcher announced his retirement from MMA on Friday via Periscope (transcribed by MMA Fighting): “I’m done fighting. I’m finished. I’ll never, ever fight again. This is my official retirement,” Belcher said in his live feed. Belcher said that he looks to continue to be involved in the sport with teaching and...