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    WSOF Strips and Suspends Rousimar Palhares

    WSOF president Ray Sefo announced Monday August 3, 2015 that Rousimar Palhares is no longer champion.

    WSOF suspends Rousimar Palhares, strips him of title after wild event
    By Andreas Hale

    The fallout of a vastly successful but controversial weekend for World Series of Fighting – which included a brawl between UFC fighters outside of the cage – has left the burgeoning promotion with no choice but to suspend Rousimar Palhares indefinitely and strip him of his welterwight title after yet another infraction.

    Palhares, who successfully retained his welterweight title in a highly anticipated showdown with Jake Shields on Saturday night in Las Vegas, will have to re-evaluate his career on the sideline after holding a submission well after his opponent tapped out.



    His behavior has marred the grappling expert his entire pro career and resulted in his dismissal from the UFC in 2013.

    WSOF took a flier on the immensely talented but troubled fighter. Yet after a foul-ridden fight that saw Palhares eye-gouge and fail to disengage a kimura after Shields clearly tapped out in the third round, WSOF came to the conclusion that it had seen enough.

    “I don’t think [Palhares] is a bad guy, but I just think he has mental problems and shouldn’t be allowed to fight until he fixes them,” World Series of Fighting vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told Yahoo Sports.

    The WSOF executive said he had advised Team Palhares to send the fighter to a sports psychologist, but doesn’t believe it cared enough about its troubled fighter to help him.

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    Good. **** him.

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    Hopefully the douchebag is done for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchie88 View Post
    Hopefully the douchebag is done for good.
    He's not a douchebag, he's a hillbilly retard that happens to have savant-level BJJ. It's an important difference for everyone aside from the people who get their arms ripped off.

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    Good call.
    He's a good fighter, but too dangerous to other athletes.
    It has been proven time and again.

    If one cannot abide the rules of engagement one should not participate in a sporting event.

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    I've seen some guys try to justify his behavior online. Guys who should know better.

    They wanted to make arguments about how what he did isn't that bad and how people want to see violence but only a certain kind of violence and that somehow Palhares was just too much of a reminder of what real violence looks like. Bullshit.

    There is nothing good about what he does. There is no benefit. People are not helpless pussies who can't defend themselves on the street just because they don't want to watch Palhares break somebody's fucking arm.

    Self control is an important part of self defense. If you can't control yourself in the cage, you can't control yourself on the street. The kind of person who would continue pushing a submission when a fight is over is the same kind of person who would lose control and turn a self defense situation into an assault. Or worse.

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    How many of his opponents have actually suffered ligament damage from his overzealous submissions?
    go to http://www.bullshido.net/forums/prof...do=editoptions > under Thread Display Options > Number of Posts to Show Per Page: 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
    How many of his opponents have actually suffered ligament damage from his overzealous submissions?
    You are not going to find an accurate answer to that question anywhere, so it's pointless to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    I've seen some guys try to justify his behavior online. Guys who should know better.

    They wanted to make arguments about how what he did isn't that bad and how people want to see violence but only a certain kind of violence and that somehow Palhares was just too much of a reminder of what real violence looks like. Bullshit.

    There is nothing good about what he does. There is no benefit. People are not helpless pussies who can't defend themselves on the street just because they don't want to watch Palhares break somebody's fucking arm.

    Self control is an important part of self defense. If you can't control yourself in the cage, you can't control yourself on the street. The kind of person who would continue pushing a submission when a fight is over is the same kind of person who would lose control and turn a self defense situation into an assault. Or worse.
    god DAMMIT, i meant to upvote this. sorry dude.
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    So the takeaway is Meisha Tate is tougher than Jake Shields.

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