UFC may want to keep an eye out for Falcao freakouts

by Steve Cofield | source: sports.yahoo.com

While criticism of the UFC as 'human cockfighting' is now a thing of the past along with fanny packs and high top fades, it is still critically important that MMA remain a sport, and never descend into street fight. Towards that end, Paul Daley and Renato "Babalu" Sobral were dropped from the UFC roster, and Rousimar Palhares was suspended by the regulating AC.

UFC 123 was close to having a similar situation unfold when Maiquel Falcao seemed unwilling to let go of a choke he had slapped on Gerald Harris. Two issues saved Falcao from being labeled a dirty fighter. There was a major clock snafu. The round was ended six seconds prematurely, and Harris came close to tapping on several occasions.

  Still, tthere is one troubling issue with Falcao. Just like Palhares, he has a history of ignoring officials in the cage at the end of fights. This 2007 fight in Brazil is disturbing. There's no clock malfunction or confusion about the fact that the fight is over, yet Falcao keeps pounding away as the referee is trying to pull him off the battered fighter. 

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DamnSevern site profile image  

4/21/12 12:41 PM by DamnSevern

I really wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt because hes an exciting fighter, but after the harris fight and hitting paisley after the bell in every right, and last nights activities...

Devlin site profile image  

12/2/10 10:37 AM by Devlin

noone else spot this? it was an anaconda/darce choke if i remember correctly

Mit site profile image  

12/2/10 8:36 AM by Mit

Falcao is s true sportsman!!!-Cheick Kongo

WhiteWhale site profile image  

12/2/10 8:02 AM by WhiteWhale

my mate was betting on this guy so we watched tapes on himhe seems to do this pretty much every fightmajor retard and not really that good

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12/2/10 7:06 AM by blank

I'd see Belcher winning that one. Good idea.

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12/2/10 12:45 AM by ouchthathurts

i never heard of him before this past ufc but just by looking at him i could tell that he was a dirty fighter. i will pay however to watch him get knocked out. i say put him in there with belcher

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12/1/10 6:16 PM by My Troll Account

 LOL.. nice first post.

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12/1/10 6:00 PM by 2cash2quit

sounds like people are just taking out their hatred of harris getting booted on falcao.MMA fighters are supposed to be savages like that. Its a fight not a baseball game.

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12/1/10 5:41 PM by KevinMcAllister

says the guy who joined 3 months away from 2010douche

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12/1/10 5:36 PM by thebasher

I really like the guy. He'll make for some very exciting fights