The UFC made headlines in the wrong way on Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 29 when welterweight Rousimar Palhares refused to break a leg lock he had in his bout with Mike Pierce.
Video: Palhares submits Pierce in 31 seconds
Palhares had won the bout by submission 0:31 into the fight. The UFC didn’t give Palhares the submission of the night bonus due to his actions.
Everyone was wondering what actions the UFC was going to take on the Brazilian. The UFC took immediate action.
UFC President Dana White was doing an interview with Jeremy Schaap on ESPN and the topic of Palhares was brought up. White told Schaap that Palhares was released from the UFC and will never be allowed back due to his actions.
The UFC then released a statement on why Palhares was released from the organization:
As announced by UFC president Dana White, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its contract with Rousimar Palhares based on repeated incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct violating the UFC...