CABMMA suspends Palhares 90 days

by Kirik Jenness |

At this point, Rousimar Palhares probably wishes he had lost vs. Mike Piere on Wed at UFN 29. Palhares won via heel hook submission early in the first round, but held it too long. Palhares celebrated, but not for long.

Although he earned the sole submission of the night, UFC president withheld the $50,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus, due to the profoundly flagrant nature of the foul. White also said further steps would be taken.

They were.

First it was announced that Palhares would be released from his contract with the UFC.

Then six-time Emmy Award winning sportswriter, television reporter, and author Jeremy Schaap tweeted that White had banned Palahares for life from the organization

Now the regulating body in Brazil, Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (Cabmma), has suspended Plahares for 90 days beyond any medical suspensions he may receive.

"The determination of the period of suspension considers, among other things, the athlete's recurrence of unsportsmanlike conduct of the same nature," a CABMMA statement reads according to MMAJunkie.

Palhares received a 90-day suspension by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission in 2010 for an identical offense at UFC 111 vs. Tomasz Drwal.

There is a thin line in mixed martial arts between the world's greatest sport, and barbarity. What makes it work is not the chaos, it is the rules. When those rules are egregiously violated, the consequences are terrible, and they should be.


tags: Regulation   Brazil   Cabmma   Rousimar Palhares (detail)  


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jitzophrenic site profile image  

10/12/13 3:21 AM by jitzophrenic

I miss NHB (and yes, I know that Palhares would've still gotten banned for tweaking the heelhook a little more had it been in the NHB days).

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

10/12/13 2:32 AM by ChaosOverkill

90 days is a short training camp nowaddays, how is this even a suspension

Siscio site profile image  

10/12/13 2:28 AM by Siscio

I prefer barbarityGOD does everything in the world have to become bitch-made?

HITMAN DAN DIAZ site profile image  

10/11/13 3:24 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ

Then six-time Emmy Award winning sportswriter, television reporter, and author Jeremy Schaap tweeted bwahahahaha i want the same into to every tweet and post i make lol. wtf....

stevekt site profile image  

10/11/13 3:13 PM by stevekt

That's how dangerous Palhares is. He heelhooked Mike Pierce and Rick Story got injured.

TOAO site profile image  

10/11/13 2:34 PM by TOAO

This is got out of hand, it was the refs fault and story's fault for not getting better leglock defense.

BuddyRevell site profile image  

10/11/13 2:29 PM by BuddyRevell

But all his students would have blown out ACLs after the free intro class.

GMan99 site profile image  

10/11/13 2:06 PM by GMan99

What impact is a 90 days suspension when you don't even have a job?

john_d1974 site profile image  

10/11/13 1:22 PM by john_d1974

this is the end for him, he'll finish himself.

KOdClowning site profile image  

10/11/13 12:13 PM by KOdClowning

His career is over - Oh, the irony, as Palhares behavior was career-threatening to a lot of guys. Think Domik Cruz.