UFN 29 'of the night' awards; Palhares denied bonus

by Chris Palmquist |
 

At the post-fight press conference, Marshall Zelnik announced the awards for the 'of the night bonuses', with each fighter pocketing an additional $50,000:

Knockout of the Night: Dong Hyun Kim

Fight of the the Night: TJ Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuanco

Submission of the Night: Not Awarded

Most interesting note here is that Rousimar Palhares did submit Mike Pierce with a first round heel hook and would normally gave been awarded the bonus by default. However, the UFC decided to not award the bout based on unsportsmanlike behavior by Palhares, who held onto this submission after the tap by Pierce and the first indication by the referee to stop.

 

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homegrowncone site profile image  

10/12/13 8:19 PM by homegrowncone

Cindy has Dana actually clarified whether or not he's ever going to consider bringing Palhares back?  Initially it was reported that he was being banned I could have sworn someone from the UFC said that wasn't the case, the video interview with Dana isn't very clear.

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10/12/13 6:29 PM by Megatherium

Absolutely I am Cindy. Not only was it the only sub of the night, but who else is even attempting leglocks in the cage these days, much less succeeding in such devastating fashion? Harris is keeping alive a dying art; soon we'll have nothing left but the Greg Jackson knee kicking wall-stallers to watch. The prospect of this doesn't exactly thrill a geezer like me.Harris is an idiot savant. I feel cheated as a fight fan by the way this industry is piling on a borderline retarded submission artist here. The UFC is much the poorer for their loss. What about telling Kevin Iole to go piss up a rope for once. What about that?

CindyO site profile image  

10/12/13 1:13 AM by CindyO

Are you saying Paul Harris should have gotten the $50,000 bonus, Mega? Cindy

BTT-RyannVonDoom site profile image  

10/11/13 11:35 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

Only morons and trolls think so

Hecklah site profile image  

10/11/13 11:11 PM by Hecklah

Does anyone think Hendo should have banned for super man punching Bisping? Is it different for subs? Just curious. I do think Paul Harris is dirty.

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10/11/13 10:40 AM by igotfrozordfortrainingtrane

The word of 'D'od.

igotfrozordfortrainingtrane site profile image  

10/11/13 10:37 AM by igotfrozordfortrainingtrane

Are you blind? The ref jumps right in front of his eyes. Also it's part of a fighters job to adhere to the ref and be aware of the refs instructions. If you can't follow the rules of your very basic job, then you need to get a warning.

Pura Vida site profile image  

10/11/13 10:30 AM by Pura Vida

anyone pretending there is a comparison between pahares and stun gun needs to suicide themselves very quickly. that level of stupid can't be fixed.

Media Monster site profile image  

10/11/13 10:23 AM by Media Monster

Got what he deserved

UGCTT_Fillthy site profile image  

10/11/13 10:01 AM by UGCTT_Fillthy

StunGun didn't wait an instant, so how was he to know whether Erick was going to sit and and shoot for his legs or lay there like a passed out drunk?  Kim fought until the referee stopped the fight and not a second more.  Pallarhes fought long after the referee stopped the fight.  That's called assault. And frankly, I don't care what a bunch of people who are ignorant of the rules and risks associated with each situation think.  StunGun fought within the rules that he and Erick agreed to, and didn't expose Erick to any risks that he wasn't aware of going in to the fight.  Roussimar broke the rules, and exposed his opponent to a career ending risk that wasn't part of the fight agreement. The two situations have nothing in common.  If the violence within the rules is too much, go watch baseball.