Palhares admits to mistake


Palhares offered up his apologies and reiterated that he never meant to hurt Pierce during his recent appearance on "The MMA Hour:"

"No, I did not want to hurt him. In the heat of the fight I did not feel him tap. Afterwards, when I watched the fight I realized that I held on too long, but I really did not mean to hurt him. He is a fighter like I am and I know he does this for a living and I would never want to hurt him."

When asked about his past track record of holding submission too long, "Toquinho" says it's his aggressive style that's to blame but that he never has ill will in his heart, he just wants to make sure he gets the win.

He explains:

"I think it has a lot to do with my style, I am really aggressive when I go after submissions. There has been times where I do not hold on and people get out and then I lose the fight, I am the way I fight. I'm getting better and been working a lot on this, but, this is my style."

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Leghound site profile image  

10/22/13 3:49 PM by Leghound

"Don't trust an adult who basically can't be held accountable for his own actions." Sadly that's most of America these days...

bdunning site profile image  

10/22/13 3:17 PM by bdunning

He let go of the submission 1 second after the ref stepped in. That's a fairly good reaction time for being in the heat of the moment. Dana White manufacturing drama again.

knuckleballs site profile image  

10/22/13 3:12 PM by knuckleballs

Have him continue to heel hook you while you are tapping and the ref is yelling stop and trying to pry his arms apart. Then come back and post.I enjoyed watching him, too but i have seen him do this three times now in MMA fights, twice in the UFC. People say he does it in BJJ tournaments. His old coach and MMA legend said he did it in the gym... but, then again, JUST BLEED, dude!!!!

Kimbos Lice site profile image  

10/22/13 2:53 PM by Kimbos Lice


caposa site profile image  

10/22/13 11:55 AM by caposa

Let him back in after he proves himself with a few lower level fights.

jimbonice site profile image  

10/22/13 11:53 AM by jimbonice

I watch a combat sport to be entertained. People get hurt in combat sports. Arms and limbs get snapped, skulls fractured and ligaments trashed. Palhares is a legitimate contender in any division and has incredible skills in submissions, which is something not on display as much as it should be. He makes for entertaining fights.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

10/22/13 11:35 AM by Pitbull3744

Damn you guys are harsh 

Arlovskis Chin site profile image  

10/22/13 11:30 AM by Arlovskis Chin

I don't care.It's boring now. The right decision was made it's no longer news.

TARRat site profile image  

10/22/13 11:25 AM by TARRat


Authority Figure site profile image  

10/22/13 6:41 AM by Authority Figure

Don't trust an adult who basically can't be held accountable for his own actions.