Article

Zuffa Statement on Rousimar Palhares

Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released the following statement regarding Rousimar Palhares:
As announced by UFC president Dana White, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its contract with Rousimar Palhares based on repeated incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct violating the UFC Fighter Code of Conduct and his Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC.
 
At UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAIA vs. SHIELDS on October 9, 2013, Palhares won his welterweight bout against Mike Pierce via heel hook submission in 31 seconds. Pierce appeared to tap several times physically and verbally and the ref intervened physically before Palhares let go. Despite being the only submission win on the card, Palhares was denied the Submission of the Night bonus. Managing Director of International Development Marshall Zelaznik announced at the post-fight press conference that the local commission would be investigating the length of time that Palhares held the submission. 
 
The controversy is not Palhares' first: In 2010, the New Jersey State Athletic Commission suspended Palhares for 90 days following his heel hook win over Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111 for not letting go after the referee stoppage.
 
In 2012, Palhares was again suspended for nine months after testing positive for elevated testosterone after UFC on FX 6.
 

Medios

Reciente
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier make the media rounds in LA. Cormier makes a detour to his Reseda barbershop and watches a Jones interview on TV; that night, “Bones” takes his belt to the UFC Gym for an after-dark workout.
jul 26, 2017
Watch the highlights from the UFC 214 pre-fight press conference, featuring Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones & more.
jul 26, 2017
Luego de la conferencia de prensa, ve cómo los peleadores quienes disputan las coronas este sábado 29 de julio en UFC 214, se pusieron de frente antes de lo combates.
jul 26, 2017
Mira el momento en el que los rivales Daniel Cormier y Jon Jones, se ponen cara a cara en la conferencia previa el evento el sábado 29 de julio.
jul 26, 2017