Archive: Rousimar Palhares

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

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 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...

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....

Oct 11, 2013 10:20 am

Rousimar Palhares Breaks His Silence, Offers Apology And Explanation

Rousimar Palhares should be celebrating his 31-second victory over Mike Pierce right now! Instead, he is paying the price for his decision-making inside the cage last Wednesday night in Brazil. The former middleweight turned welterweight fighter recently took to twitter to offer up an apology. Check it: I never meant to hurt anyone, as a...

Oct 11, 2013 9:41 am

UFC Issues Statement On Release Of Rousimar Palhares

  Rousimar Palhares has been making headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. The former UFC middleweight turned welterweight made his 170 pound debut in Brazil on Wednesday, secured a submission in 31-seconds and lost his job the next day for cranking the hold long after his opponent, Mike Pierce, tapped out. The UFC...

Oct 10, 2013 4:29 pm

POLL | In The Case Of Rousimar Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

UFC President Dana White came out today and announced that he was releasing Rousimar Palhares from the UFC following his 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce during last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 event. Palhares held on tight to an ankle lock, long after his opponent tapped and the referee’s halt of the bout. If...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 1, 2013 2:02 pm

Mike Pierce is ‘pissed off’ over fighting a ‘definite cheat’ like Rousimar Palhares

UFC welterweight contender Mike Pierce (17-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will likely find himself in hostile territory at next week’s “UFC Fight Night 29” in Sao Paulo, when he takes on Brazilian native Rousimar Palhares (14-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) on the evenings main card. It was really a head-scratching booking, as Mike Pierce is currently riding a 4-fight win-streak,...

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 12:15 pm

Joey Beltran Promises Innocence In Drug Testing Failure | UFC NEWS

The latest round of UFC drug testing results came back yesterday with two failed results. UFC light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran and UFC middleweight, Rousimar Palhares both tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Beltran was the first to respond to the findings and did so through the following twitter posting:

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...

Dec 17, 2012 11:12 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares Broke Foot Early In Lombard Fight | UFC NEWS

“During the fight, my kick was working well. But soon in the first round, one of my kicks hit Lombard’s shin below his knee. I heard a snap, and I knew something bad happened. From that moment on, I [started] feeling my foot more and more numb and without strength to walk around the Octagon.”