Rousimar Palhares Finally Admits He Held Submission Too Long

“No, I did not want to hurt him. In the heat of the fight I did not feel him tap. Afterwards, when I watched the fight I realized that I held on too long, but I really did not mean to hurt him. He is a fighter like I am and I know he does this for a living and I would never want to hurt him.”

“I think it has a lot to do with my style, I am really aggressive when I go after submissions. There has been times where I do not hold on and people get out and then I lose the fight, I am the way I fight. I’m getting better and been working a lot on this, but, this is my style.”

For the first time since wrenching Mike Pierce’ leg at UFC Fight Night in Brazil, Rousimar Palhares is admitting fault in the highly publicized infraction that cost him his job with the UFC.

(quote via ‘The MMA Hour‘)

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