Despite successfully defending his World Series of Fighting Welterweight Championship for the first time, Rousimar Palhares’ stock plummeted overnight due to the controversy surrounding the win.
Palhares forced Shields to submit in the third round of the main-event of Saturday’s “WSOF 22” and once again held the submission past the tap. Fighters and fans alike were up in arms when it happened and the negative feedback hasn’t stopped:
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) August 2, 2015
The 6th time Palhares held a submission past the tap. He should be banned, or at least given a lengthy suspension. pic.twitter.com/vLbo43DdTC
— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) August 2, 2015
Bro, guy taps, let go….
— Hector Lombard (@HectorLombard) August 2, 2015
Just watched shields vs Paul Harris finish last night. Paul Harris again, tries to maim his opponent unnecessarily Lifetime ban IMO
— TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) August 2, 2015
This is uncalled for.. Not the first time he's held onto a submission while his opponent has tapped http://t.co/655afXkGZN
— STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) August 2, 2015
However looked like 3-4 seconds after shields started tapping. https://t.co/ndSEB8OJWS
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) August 2, 2015
Man, I just keep thinking about what might of happened at the Sheilds fight if the Diaz bros hadn't been kicked out of the arena already.
— Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) August 2, 2015
If you'd like to make a comment to WSOF about the fight and what you thought go to… http://t.co/KN1aI4SAAb
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) August 2, 2015
Does Palhares deserve a lifetime ban, or would a suspension teach him his lesson?
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