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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