Playing on the ground with Rousimar Palhares is never a good gameplan. Last night in Brazil, Mike Pierce took his chances, and ended up as another statistic. Palhares collected his 9th submission via the leg lock, one that will surely net him an extra $50K in the bonus department. Check that - one that will get him not only no bonus money but send him to unemployment line. Say what?
Once again, the man the kids like to call "Paul Harris" held onto his deadly submission hold well after his opponent gave in. While you cannot deny the mans pure talent and the importance of having him on board for the promotions continued presence in Brazil you have to applaud them for taking action and doing what's ultimately most important for the future - protecting your own. Check out the GIF below and tell me what you think about the UFC's decision to send arguably the most dangerous leg lock artist in the game packing.