Rousimar Palhares can’t seem to get into the cage without causing some sort of controversy. Saturday night at UFC 134 he pulled a Cris Cyborg and decided he won his fight against Dan Miller before he had. The referee had to tug at his shorts as he celebrated up on the top of the cage to ask him if he’d mind coming down to keep fighting.
This follows Paul Harris’s other ‘interesting’ brainfarts, like trying to call time out while fighting Nate Marquardt to debate how slippery a fighter should be and taking his sweet time releasing a heel hook against Tomasz Drwal.
He also didn’t make many (non-Brazilian) fans on Saturday night as he held on the cage repeatedly to smash Dan Miller’s face in and gave Dan and extra whump after the bell sounded. Instead of being impressed at the manhandling he served up, fans were mainly talking about what a dirty fighter he was. If he keeps this up, he’s going to solidify his reputation for being a dope, a cheat, or both.
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