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greengiant Says, in 10-10-2013 at 09:36:46 from 71.196.251.21    

Mike reacted slow. He should have jumped out right away. Palhares did hold it slightly long but it was close. The ref looked at him like WTF?

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dankarelli Says, in 10-10-2013 at 10:04:22 from 198.96.114.20    

Palhares needs to be cut. Plain and simple – Cut that sack of s***. he will never fight for the title anyhow – he’s just reckless and dangerous. UFC needs to make an example out of him.

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p*********** Says, in 10-10-2013 at 10:56:06 from 207.219.69.181    

Can’t think of a more classless fighter in the ufc than that monkey

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jakelo Says, in 10-10-2013 at 12:00:22 from 5.49.180.34    

sick!

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T’Challa Says, in 10-10-2013 at 12:04:45 from 99.225.142.177    

The dude seems mentally slow. Too many instances of this happening.. Paul Harris must be stopped.

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tmr-thiago Says, in 10-10-2013 at 12:27:00 from 2.101.74.237    

What is the fuss all about ? This is a fighting championship, when you go in there your life is on the line. You are fighting for you and your family (as a provider). When a fighter locks a position, he will go decisively, therefore, if other have to tap, it also needs to be done decisively. Mike Pierce was to proud to tap properly. Palhares relieved the presure when the ref stepped in.

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tmr-thiago Says, in 10-10-2013 at 12:31:22 from 2.101.74.237    

So you think Palhares should be cut. Tell me about those fighters that have the chance to finish a fight but decide to cause a bit more damage, just for entertainment.

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coutura Says, in 10-10-2013 at 12:52:49 from 50.12.184.171    

You want to talk s*** .screem now like a little girl lol

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Iknives Says, in 10-10-2013 at 13:04:36 from 98.189.236.68    

The Ref obviously digs his head under Ugly Faces’ elbow and extends his neck to relieve pressure for those who say the Ref let him hold the lock.

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Exx Says, in 10-10-2013 at 13:13:07 from 71.209.132.221    

Whatever the case (malicious or mentally challenged), he does not belong.

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lal Says, in 10-10-2013 at 14:33:16 from 178.148.216.213    

why are you ppl bashing him lol? He let it go as soon as he seen ref comeing in…Only one in UFC that got some dmg from him was that Polish dude…

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wcoastassassin Says, in 10-10-2013 at 14:41:39 from 98.247.202.56    

The same people that had a problem with Palhares here are some of the same people that thought it was great when Hendo threw a cheapshot on Bisping after he was already knocked out. Call it for all, not just by who you like and who you don’t. It’s uncalled for, even Rousey when she has broken arms after the tap. Fighters need to be respectful after the stoppage, the fight is over. Some because of animal instinct take a while to calm down after the fight but that is not an excuse. This isn’t basketball where someone gets heated and slams a ball and doesn’t hurt anyone, we have to have mentally mature athletes and maybe some conferences and mental health interviews should be conducted on all fighters for the safe of keeping the sport as safe as possible.

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wcoastassassin Says, in 10-10-2013 at 14:43:21 from 98.247.202.56    

After watching this several time Palhares is also not looking at Mike when he should be expecting a tap. This is another red flag that he wasn’t prepared to relieve the pressure.

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Joe Dog Says, in 10-10-2013 at 15:03:11 from 68.186.104.36    

Strong and stupid are a dangerous combination. Pierce did not want to fight Palhares for good reason. It was sure nice to see Belcher escape and beat him up.

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Joe Dog Says, in 10-10-2013 at 15:05:24 from 68.186.104.36    

Oh, and I forgot religious. Strong, stupid and religious…super scary.

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dankarelli Says, in 10-10-2013 at 15:06:20 from 198.96.114.20    

Tmr_Thiago – what shall I discuss exactly? Palhares is a REPEAT OFFENDER, and there are many stories (and even a few videos) of him doing the EXACT SAME THING in grappling tourneys. He’s a jackass – you either understand this fact or you dont.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 10-10-2013 at 16:12:51 from 24.212.49.250    

That guy is plain and simply dumb and slow mentally. If you heard his post fight interview, it’s clear his more then a bit retarded.

@tmr-thiago
You need glasses. Or maybe your nationalistic pride makes you blind/retarded.

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KingKong Says, in 10-10-2013 at 16:51:07 from 98.151.156.232    

UFC is Withholding his Sub of the Night bonus.

i think thats the right thing to do.
if he does it again.. CUT HIM!!

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coutura Says, in 10-10-2013 at 17:05:32 from 50.12.184.171    

I think is better to have a fight like this type than boring griding shitt like the main event jake shield punch like a girl

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High Stakes Says, in 10-10-2013 at 17:49:54 from 184.151.114.69    

to: all the haters

1 these guys are top level professionals meaning they are super concentrated! so rousimar did not even know that the fight was being stopped until he saw the ref jump in! even if the guy is tapping and you dont see the ref you dont let go until the bout is called in risk of losing….because i dont know if you guys know but he was a street kid who came from nothing! so i can guarantee the win bonusépaycheck is very important to him!

2 if you dont go for broke you risk losing the leg lock or wtv you may be going for…example:vitor belfort said that he felt jon jones arm cracking and was in a position to break it with the simple further extension of his body BUT being a good humble religious person he stopped from breaking jonnys arm becase he was sure jones would tap ANNNNDD……jon jones DID NOT tap and vitor went on to lose the fight!

3 this is not tennis, golf, soccer or any other old lady sport this is MMA and in my opinion we dont have enough fighters like rousimar who will rip your limb off if you dont tap! oh yea and if you dont like it DONT WATCH IT

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tmr-thiago Says, in 10-10-2013 at 18:50:34 from 92.25.208.233    

@KungFuLowKick Talking about nationalistic pride, did you chant USA when Hendo dropped that flying bomb while Bisping was unconcious on the floor ?

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YODA Says, in 10-10-2013 at 19:53:56 from 70.52.160.125    

Someone should catch him in a submission and hold it long or break his limb

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Update Says, in 10-10-2013 at 20:10:54 from 75.95.208.162    

Dana White has officially cut Rousimar Palhares. According to Dana, he also goes the way of Paul Daley, he will never fight in the UFC again…

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 10-10-2013 at 20:32:13 from 24.212.49.250    

@High Stakes
You obviously never rolled once in your life…

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MMAgiantsilva Says, in 10-10-2013 at 21:22:10 from 24.163.17.22    

Thats bullshit he got cut. Nothing dirty there.

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T’Challa Says, in 10-10-2013 at 22:21:08 from 99.225.142.177    

Well the UFC just cut him, so that’s that.

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dankarelli Says, in 10-10-2013 at 23:04:14 from 99.229.140.145    

UFC just cut him.

right call.

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OscarMayhem Says, in 10-11-2013 at 00:34:47 from 108.73.3.7    

I think you missed the point, there was a lot of tapping going on. Furthermore, you are so short sighted. As a practitioner, with two children at Gracie academy. I expect a tap to mean stop, and I expect the instructor and his assistants to teach respect and sportsmanship. You’ll be left with the most unfit practitioners otherwise. If it wasn’t for those outraged by these repeated infractions, you would enjoy the demise of the sport you profess to love, smart guy…

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def Says, in 10-11-2013 at 01:42:07 from 60.138.246.192    

Dude is officially cut from UFC. The guy is a repeat offender and I totally agree with this cut. What do you do if this guy permanently damages a top 5 or top 10 athlete. Just ends a career. I certainly don’t agree with hitting a guy after he’s already unconscious but the line is different because there is no tap so you must wait for the ref to intervene. In this case, there was a tap, a referee intervention, another huge tap, and finally a verbal yell/tap from Pierce before Palhares stopped. there is also a difference between holding a submission and cranking it. Palhares was cranking.

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dharmaboy Says, in 10-11-2013 at 02:21:07 from 68.149.25.217    

All you Paul Harris nut huggers and eat crow now.

He is perma banned from the UFC, so suck on that. He is a jack ass and has done this at tournaments too. glad that roid monkey is gone.

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BiteMyBIrd Says, in 10-11-2013 at 02:27:08 from 68.224.78.49    

Well high stakes, we wont be watching simple jack leg locking anyone in the ufc because he has been cut.

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BiteMyBIrd Says, in 10-11-2013 at 02:28:22 from 68.224.78.49    

imbecile

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Figo Says, in 10-11-2013 at 02:35:44 from 70.51.158.180    

High Stakes – - I commend you! Thank you. Excellent rant and I agree literally 100% ….

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Pdiddly Says, in 10-11-2013 at 05:53:26 from 174.91.114.220    

To High Stakes aka Hater – Palhares was cut from the UFC yesterday so I guess your telling Dana not to watch MMA. Smooth one, genius! Secondly, the heel hook is a very particular submission that causes long term disability if applied properly… those critical moments just before complete destruction of the knee are super important. When your opponent is tapping emphatically and openly and you are JUST about to crush his knee AND THE REF has to WRESTLE you off, you think it’s ok to cripple the guy in that moment? The MILISECOND your applying that and it’s deep you know the tap is coming dumbass. It’s not like the ref jumped out of nowhere to stop the fight and he didn’t have enough warning

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siafu Says, in 10-11-2013 at 07:11:11 from 85.245.95.85    

hulk smash!!!

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siafu Says, in 10-11-2013 at 07:25:00 from 85.245.95.85    

ufc has oficially become a p**** sport, lol like wtf are we discussing here? every fighter knows u dont release the submission unless the dude’s sleeping or the referee stops it. the problem here is that palhares is a specialist in a particular submission that causes severe injury and every referee should know that. about 1s after he wraps is legs around the knee it’s over. theres no time, either tap/escape the second he wraps his legs or your knee is gone there’s nothing palhares can do about it either. he’s going for the kill there’s no half ass about it. how many phanthom taps have we seen ? belfort hesitated with jones and that cost him the fight. that’s the way it is, either accept that or stop watching. i see nothing wrong in this fight.

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danada Says, in 10-11-2013 at 07:41:43 from 174.88.144.39    

I feel like if he wasn’t suspended the first time, she should have been this time. It’s just tough to hear because he’s so good, and honestly I don’t see it in any way different then when a fighter continually throws power shots to the head of a clearly unconscious opponent until the ref is having to throw them off. There’s a difference between someone who knows what they’re doing and not. I always think back to Gegard Mousasi vs Babalu Sobral in Strikeforce, when Mousasi throws these quick straights that knock Sobral out, and the second Mousasi sees Sobrals eyes roll back, HE stops punching and walks away before the ref even realized Babalu was done. I think a good cure for this dilemma would have been to suspend Palhares without pay for 6 months and then ban heel hooks from the UFC. They did it in Pancrase during Bas Ruttens championship reign. Just do it here. People rarely go for it anyway.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 10-11-2013 at 09:18:37 from 24.212.49.250    

@siafu
“ufc has oficially become a p**** sport, lol like wtf are we discussing here? every fighter knows u dont release the submission unless the dude’s sleeping or the referee stops it”…

Well if you had the glasses you obviously need you would know he didn’t let go when the ref stepped in. The ref had to physically break the hold.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 10-11-2013 at 09:19:27 from 24.212.49.250    

@tmr-thiago
No because I’m not mentally retarded or Maerican…

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stu11 Says, in 10-11-2013 at 10:00:34 from 184.38.235.91    

Ref did a great job of pulling the leg back to prevent further damage. RP has done this many times in grappling tourneys.

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Steve Says, in 10-11-2013 at 12:05:54 from 72.23.116.196    

This has always been a hot topic for me and I have always wondered why the Honorable Royce Gracie has never been scrutinized by this. He was the absolute worst at not letting go of submissions. Several fights the ref had to rip him of people after several seconds. I appreciate what he has accomplished and done for the sport, but I have no respect for him as a fighter.

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east41 Says, in 10-11-2013 at 12:33:57 from 174.19.60.139    

I don’t care if the crowd would’ve booed me if I was Mike I would have tapped the second Rousimar grabbed my heel. I don’t know how I feel about Palhares being cut, it didn’t look like he wouldn’t let go to me. Lets just cut Ronda next time she breaks an arm too. :(

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Adonis Says, in 10-11-2013 at 15:06:29 from 174.16.115.177    

many people even his manager think Paul harris needs a psychologist.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 10-11-2013 at 16:24:41 from 24.212.49.250    

@east41
Such an idiotic comment. Ronda breaks arms because the owmen she’s fighting are too stuborn to tap. Mike tapped for a LONG time. Ronda never kept an armbar after somebody tapped…

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KBF Says, in 10-11-2013 at 18:40:06 from 75.140.11.160    

Palhares should have been in the Original UFC fights where this would have been legal. He doesnt belong in todays MMA with rules.

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mmafan11 Says, in 10-11-2013 at 21:56:35 from 69.172.157.211    

You don’t let go until the REF Stops the fight.

You don’t release just because your opponent ‘taps’ just as you don’t stop punching until the Ref jumps in.

Lets cut everyone who holds a sec too long or throws even 1 extra punch, stupid.

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ericje13 Says, in 10-12-2013 at 02:45:16 from 72.77.16.143    

mmafan11^

keep on crying on every video and related article to this incident, you little whiny bitch =D

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